Many foreign tourists enjoy coming to the “train street”, drinking coffee and experiencing the thrill every time a train passes.
In the past few months, every weekend “train street” in Hanoi has been crowded and bustling with hundreds of tourists from all over the world visiting after a long period of temporary closure due to the impact of Covid-19 epidemic.
The train street is a 2 km long road connecting Le Duan – Tran Phu – Cua Dong and Phung Hung streets (Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi). This is a place that attracts a lot of foreigners and young people in the country to come to experience, take photos and check-in.
This section of railway line was built by the General Department of Railways in 1956 with the two sides being mainly level 4 houses with old, simple, very unique Hanoi style. This is also a special feature of the street that many tourists enjoy.
Erik, a Turkish tourist, shared: “I knew about this place through social networking sites, when I came to visit, I was very surprised and excited by the beautiful scenery here, especially the experience both unique and dangerous when trains pass.”
The special experience that most visitors here look forward to is the feeling of seeing the train pass right in front of them.
When the train is about to arrive, the staff of the restaurant will automatically alert the customer to stand out of the track to ensure safety. The owner of a coffee shop said that if the restaurant in this area wants to do business, they must comply with regulations and sign a commitment to only operate indoors, not to encroach on the railway corridor.
Stores often add iron chains on the outside, connecting the two sides of the door to limit the range of standing while the train passes, in case of crowded guests.
Weekends are the busiest times in the Chinatown area, with more trains passing through than weekdays.
After the train passes, visitors are free to go to the middle of the track to pose for souvenir photos and feel the life of people living along the railway tracks.
@ Zing News