What’s on the Vietnam luxury train that once reached the top of CNN?

  • 22/08/2022

In 2021, the famous American magazine CNN has released a list of 6 best train experiences in Asia. In it, a representative of Vietnam was honored to be present. That is the train named The Vietage connecting between two points, Da Nang and Quy Nhon of our country.

The Vietage – Da Nang – Quy Nhon train journey was honored by CNN as one of the six best train journeys in Asia. (CNN photo)

Traveling to Da Nang – Quy Nhon by train is no longer strange to tourists. This distance is about 323km long, takes about 5-6 hours to travel.

So in this train, what makes it so special and attractive?

The luxury train can only serve up to 12 guests/ turn

Different from other ordinary trains, The Vietage Da Nang – Quy Nhon train is known as a 5-star luxury train. Officially opened and put into operation from July 2020, this is the first business class train project in Vietnam, serving no more than 12 passengers per turn.

The train has a daily return trip between Da Nang and Quy Nhon, along the South Central Coast.

The train will depart daily in the morning at Da Nang station, passing through some famous spots such as Hoi An (Quang Nam), Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach, Tam Ky station, Nui Thanh station, Quang Ngai station... and arrive in Quy Nhon in the afternoon. The train will return in the late afternoon from Dieu Tri – Binh Dinh station and arrive in Da Nang at dawn.

On board, all amenities or details are meticulously constructed. More specifically, the train seems to be shrinking with world-class facilities like a 5-star hotel.

It is the area of ​​​​restaurants, bars, massage rooms or meals with Vietnamese and French flavors, selected wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee.

The reason why the train can only serve a maximum of 12 passengers is that the train is divided into 6 separate compartments, with 2 seats each. According to information on the official website of The Vietage, this arrangement is to ensure the most comfortable and private seats for passengers on board.

Bar area on The Vietage. (Photo by The Vietage)

Area massage room, exercise. (Photo by The Vietage)

Passenger compartment for 2 people. (Photo by The Vietage)

In addition, if you need to book a sleeping capsule to rest, the train operator can also arrange it if you book in advance.

Meticulous, attentive to every detail

As mentioned above, every detail on board The Vietage is made with meticulous attention, even the smallest details.

Bar tables on board are made from marble, giving a feeling of luxury and luxury. The partitions between the compartments on the ship are made from rattan and wood materials, bringing a romantic interwoven nostalgia, close to nature.

The details on the ship are meticulously and delicately constructed. (Photo by The Vietage)

The sophistication and thoughtfulness on board The Vietage also lies in having a separate meal menu for children. Along with that, there are games and entertainment activities so that the 6-hour journey does not become boring.

On the whole journey, visitors will be provided with a book called “Book of Discovery” to understand more about each piece of land they pass through.

This is considered a respectable thing, contributing to promoting the image of Vietnam’s tourism to tourists, especially foreign tourists.

A trip of nature, culture and history

Traveling by train to go through many roads, connecting many provinces and cities is a very different experience compared to traveling by plane. Although it takes a much longer time than by air, in return, visitors will be immersed in nature, scenery, and enjoy the feeling of relaxation.

Also according to CNN, this is a trip of nature, culture and history. Visitors will be immersed in peaceful scenery along the way, such as lawns, large fields with buffalo grazing, villages with small roofs looming, or the clear blue water of the shore. 

Experience immersing yourself in nature, landscapes, and discovering culture and history during the trip. 

It can be said that The Vietage train is opening a new era of train travel services with high-quality, 5-star service experiences.

The cost of participating in the journey of The Vietage is about 4 million VND / way, ie 8 million VND / round trip. Tickets include a pre-ordered three-course main meal, unlimited drinks including wine, craft beer, soft drinks and snacks served at the bar; Each passenger will experience spa treatments.

It is not by chance that The Vietage train journey was honored in the Top 6 best train journeys in Asia by CNN. So, this fall, if you have the conditions and the opportunity, try to experience and explore./.

Source: News National Public Radio.