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hong kong to hanoi by train

  • hartley2

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    I am travelling to hong kong in june and thinking of taking the train to hanoi, then on down vietnam to saigon, stopping at various points on the way. I have 15 days would it be wise to go on to cambodia(ankorwat) and then bangkok by bus/train, then back to hongkong, by plane, with the 15 days? also what are the visas needed??
    thank you

    #1 Posted: 13/3/2009 - 21:54

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    Hi hartley2,

    With 15 days I'd stick to just Vietnam -- especially if you're planning on travelling by train -- it takes a long time to get around.

    Can't answer visa questions without knowing your nationality, but Vietnam requires visas arranged beforehand for most nationalities, Cambodia you can get visa on arrival.

    #2 Posted: 14/3/2009 - 07:46

  • trailwalker

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    not sure, it possible to go by train from Hk to hanoi or not.But u can get night train from Nanning (south of china) to hanoi. it departs at 17h15 in Naning, and arrives hanoi on next morning.

    #3 Posted: 16/3/2009 - 12:28

  • Stigron

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    Fly mate. Air Asia is cheap, great and the trains run at night so you don't see anything.
    They're smelly dirty and you don't sleep. But hey its a talking point at a BBQ when you get back.

    #4 Posted: 16/3/2009 - 16:13

  • hartley2

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    cheers for the info, I think flying would be a better option

    #5 Posted: 17/3/2009 - 00:12

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