With the north-south train line, who needs the car or the motorbike for a day trip when you can just as easily do it by train?
Amelia Burns and Julie Vola take the train to Sapa. But this is not just any old train they get on. This is the Victoria Express and it’s a little bit special
Vu Ha Kim Vy gets on the commuter train from Saigon to Bien Hoa and meets passengers who have travelled the length and breadth of Vietnam. Photos by Bao Zoan and Vu Ha Kim Vy
A new railway service gives a much-needed nod to the commuter
If you know Dalat-based, Grammy-recognised musician Curtis King, you’ll know two things about him. 1) He is obsessed with playing the blues and 2) He is obsessed with trains.
Don’t be fooled. It’s the metro system in the capital which will be completed first, not the one in Saigon. Words by Nick Ross. Photo by Julie Vola
Set on the border amidst dramatic limestone karsts, Lang Son is often relegated to the status of border town. It’s anything but. Julie Vola retraces some well-worn train tracks to the outer reaches of northern Vietnam
Just so you never have to, Seamus Butler and Ed Weinberg took the 19-and-a-half-hour slow train down from Danang. Here they offer up some tips on the beautiful, difficult journey. Photos by Ed Weinberg