Vietnam railway is one of the most incredible train journeys around the world

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- Reunification Express from Ha Noi to Saigon was voted as one of 11 of the world’s greatest train journeys by Time Out.

According to Time Out, there is no better way to freely admire villages, towns and cities along the travel routes than hopping in an express train, propped up in a cosy berth with a cup of tea in one hand and a paperback in the other while the train reaches from one destination to the next without interrupting its passengers’ day.

Despite numerous modern express trains such as bullet train, metro or tube, wanderlust with a train journey is still the best choice for travel lovers to enjoy the freedom and marvellous places. Instead of taking a usual flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), why not experience the Reunification Express of Vietnam? The train rolls out of Ha Noi station, taking two nights to travel along the backbone of the country down to Saigon.

Before reaching Saigon, passengers will have a chance to witness jungle rises up around the train, waxy leaves slap the sides and hot sunshine flashes in between barred windows along the way from Hue to Da Nang. Through a hole of window, passengers would have a granted view into Vietnam, kitchens, backyards and alleyways. And above all, the mesmerising East Sea greeting passengers with hazy blue water, a finger of cream sand running along its frothy edge.

Below is the list of 11 best train journeys in the world voted by Time Out:

  1. Reunification Express from Ha Noi to Saigon, Vietnam
  2. Qinghai-Tibet Railway from Xining to Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region
  3. Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles, USA
  4. Sagano Scenic railway in Kyoto, Japan
  5. Yangon Circular Railway, Myanmar
  6. Trans-Mongolian Railway from Moscow to Beijing
  7. Mandovi Express from Mumbai to Madgaon, India
  8. Cannes to Ventimiglia, France
  9. The Skeena from Jasper to Prince Rupert, Canada
  10. The Death Railways from Bangkok to Nam Tok, Thailand
  11. Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Venice to London

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