Walk the Rail Tracks
Start your tour between the rails a few meters north of Hanoi’s main train station. Walk along the very narrow streets hosting the rails sometimes not even a meter away from the entrance door of the houses!
Enjoy this original and photogenic scene walking along the street until 153 Phung Hung where you go back down to the road and follow the street’s sidewalk. Walk past the funeral shops and a funerary where you will probably see a group of people mourning and wearing the traditional white fabric around the forehead, which is equivalent to the western tradition of wearing black clothes. Continue walking toward Long Bien train station. From Long Bien train station start to cross the bridge and stop half way to go down the stairs onto the urban island. Have a rest and visit the orchards.
Continue crossing the bridge and meet the car which will transfer you to Gia Lam train station. Take your train ticket and jump in to cross the bridge the other way, riding with the locals in the hard seater wagon. On week days you will stop at Long Bien as the final station and on Saturday and Sunday you will stop at Hanoi Station. Meet the car when disembarking and transfer back to your hotel.
Take the train to explore another side of Hanoi by walking through local people’s life style, shops along your beaten path with your local guide.
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