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  • freenote

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    4th December, 2006
    Posts: 11

    I have heard conflicting reports on the possibility of a train going from Hanoi up to Kunming in china and also is it possible to obtain a Chinese visa in Hanoi.has anyone on this board taken this rout or know anything about it .

    #1 Posted: 30/6/2007 - 23:31

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  • Discombobul-
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    16th June, 2007
    Posts: 9

    Freenote,

    as of Nov-Dec last year the rail line from Lao Cai (Vietnam - China) border to Kunming wasn't open. This may have changed since.

    The line was completely destroyed in a number of places by flooding a couple of years ago and the Chinese hadn't gotten around to repairing it yet.

    I may be wrong but I think you would need to take a bus from Lao Cai to Kunming.

    Check out this site. Great information on train travel in Asia (and everywhere else actually)

    www.seat61.com/Vietnam

    #2 Posted: 16/7/2007 - 14:02

  • freenote

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    4th December, 2006
    Posts: 11

    Thanks Discombobulated (nice name )It apears you are quite correct and the line is washed out ,with no sign of repair .So , it will have to be a train to Lao Cai ,cross border and bus to kunming ;-)

    #3 Posted: 16/7/2007 - 14:29

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