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Where to Next: Train Street in Hanoi

Destination & Tourism | Janeen Christoff | August 19, 2016

Where to Next: Train Street in Hanoi

PHOTO: Train street in Hanoi (courtesy Thinkstock) 

Every day, at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., a train speeds down this impossibly narrow street in Hanoi, Vietnam, and tourists are coming to watch. 

According to Lonely Planet, the train runs so close to the houses that residents must actually stay indoors at 3.30pm and 7pm every day to stay out of the way of the train. The street is so unusual that tourists visiting the city have started to flock in order to take photos and videos of the passing train and the street itself.

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Visitors mezmerized by the experience have taken to social media to share their impressions. A search of the hashtag #trainstreet on Instagram brings up more than 100 posts and video on YouTube gives the armchair trailer a glimpse of what this experience is really like. 

Bullet trains, as Lonely Planet reports, are reinvigorating train travel within Southeast Asia and new trains are now connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, a new luxury train in Bangladesh and a new bullet train in India. 

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