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hong kong to hanoi by train

Posted by hartley2 on 13/3/2009 at 21:54

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

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Posted by somtam2000 on 14/3/2009 at 07:46 admin

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.

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Posted by trailwalker on 16/3/2009 at 12:28

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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Posted by Stigron on 16/3/2009 at 16:13

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.

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Posted by hartley2 on 17/3/2009 at 00:12

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

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