When we were in our initial planning stage of our trip to Myanmar we read many a horror story of travellers experiences of train travel in Myanmar and many strongly suggested taking overnight buses instead. But I have to disagree. Any traveller who wants to experience real Myanmar needs to take at least one train journey. It is a great opportunity to get a insight into remote village life, see some of the country’s most scenic views and it is a rare opportunity to mix with the local people.
Train in Vietnam has not been improved since 40 years, but it’s still acceptable for most travelers. Apparently slower than flight, but a train journey offers splendid view when the train runs along the east coastline of Pacific ocean. Especially, the train route from Hue to Da Nang passes over Hai Van cloudy pass with one side of Truong Son mountain presenting a grandiose view. The tour ends in Mui Ne beach, the resort paradise of South Vietnam.
Vietnam has many cheap tourist attractions with low-cost hotels, food, new and cheap transportation, people are friendly and scenery is amazing. Let’s find out the reasons naming Vietnam is the cheapest country of Southeast Asia for travelers.
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The cycling route runs along the Vietnam Eastern Sea, a part of Pacific Ocean. The cyclist will experience different terrains as plain, mountains, sandy trails and get by many wild beaches and handicraft villages. The bikes are also printing the wheels on the steps of Vietnam history. They will visit Thang Long Royal Citadel, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Hai Van Ocean Cloud Pass separating North and South Vietnam, My Lai the most famous massacre during Vietnam War. Especially, the main road he’s cycling is Vietnam National Road 1A, which used to be the Mandarin road during feudal times and the only road all Vietnamese people at least 1 time go on. This is a road of history ! 4 UNESCO World Heritages are included: Thang Long Royal Citadel, Hue Imperial city, Hoi An Old town, some Champa towers in Central Vietnam.