10day trip: Saigon-- Nha Trang- Danang- Hoi An- Hue- Hoi An- Hanoi
12 day trip: Saigon - Nha Trang- Danang- Hoi An- Danang- Hanoi- Sapa- Hanoi
22 day trip: Saigon- Mekong- Saigon- Nha Trang- Danang- Hoi An- Hue- Hoi An- Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi- Sapa- Hanoi
The Vietnamese railways are an excellent, safe and comfortable way of getting around
and seeing Vietnam at ground level.
The main line links Hanoi, Hué, Danang, Nha Trang, and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). There is also a railway between Hanoi and Haiphong.
In case you were wondering, 'Ho Chi Minh City' is the name of the whole conurbation - 'Saigon' is still the name of the city itself, and it is 'Saigon' which appears in the railway timetables and on the station name boards...
(Above right) Train S3 from Hanoi to Saigon passes through the lush green hills between Hué and Danang. This is the most scenic section of line, running along the coast past bays and islands and through the hills. The train travels at low speed up the fierce gradients, with an assisting locomotive at the rear and people sitting on the roof..!
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