What is the railway like in Vietnam?
In Vietnam, all railways are government run but they have allowed private companies to furnish and service luxury cars which are attached to the state trains. Tracks span the length of the country and generally run near the coast which can make for nice views. Nearly all major tourist destinations can be reached by train and in most cases, it is faster than taking the bus and certainly more relaxing. One of the only popular places unreachable by train is Dalat in the central highlands which one can get to by bus or plane. Short delays are not uncommon but often trains are able to make up the lost time and arrive on time.