|The express train Thống Nhất (Reunification). — VNS File Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The UK-based Telegraph newspaper has unveiled a list of the top 10 best train journeys in Asia for international visitors in 2018, and it comes as a great surprise that Việt Nam’s North-South railway line is on the list.
On the website www.telegraph.co.uk, a tour is recommended on the express train Thống Nhất (Reunification) connecting Hà Nội and HCM City, and running through many Việt Nam’s famous tourist destinations such as Huế, Đà Nẵng and Nha Trang.
According to the UK newspaper, passengers travel on a 1,600-km journey along peaceful landscapes of ancient pagodas, paddy fields and farmers wearing conical hats.
Last year, the UK-based travel site Rough Guides also named the route one of the most scenic in Asia.
Việt Nam’s railway line boasts a deep-rooted history as the French built the country’s first railway section spanning 70 km from Sài Gòn to the Mekong Delta city of Mỹ Tho in 1881, marking the birth of the country’s railway system. — VNS