Beyond its compelling cities, Vietnam enjoys an unhurried way of
life and traveling through this beautiful country by train is both
relaxing and eye-opening. Mountainous landscapes and lush
rainforest are interspersed with agricultural land, where water
buffalo graze and farmers still use traditional methods to
cultivate their rice paddies.
In recent years Vietnam's rail network and trains have been
upgraded, and whilst high speed trains have yet to appear the
existing trains are safe, comfortable and air-conditioned, making
rail tours of Vietnam a pleasant and rewarding experience.
More than 2,600 kilometres of railroad connects Vietnam's most
unmissable cities: Hanoi, Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh (formerly
Saigon), following the country's rugged and scenic coastline where
some of South East Asia's most pristine and idyllic beaches are
found. Three branch lines extend from this main route, enabling
visitors to explore Vietnam's inland towns and villages.