One of the most frequented rail routes in Vietnam is the Hanoi-Lao Cai -Hanoi sector, especially if you are headed for the Hills to Sapa and back. Since Sapa has no station, the journey either ends at Lao Cai for those arriving from Hanoi…or commences from Lao Cai for those returning from Sapa. The Lao Cai station is 38kms from Sapa, and can be easily reached via road. Enjoy the train’s nice, luxurious interiors with noble wood-panelling and requisite modern facilities. Akin much to a 3-star hotel, relax with comforts like spacious beds, wooden flooring, graceful curtains and an enchanting light system. The cabins are also furnished with reading lights, baggage storage, fresh flowers, snacks and drinks. Creating just the right hints of intimacy combined with a friendly, warm atmosphere, guests can be assured of a comfortable night journey. However, the slight flipside here is that there is no LCD TV or dining carriage available onboard.
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