If you are traveling to Vietnam for the first time then the train is the best option as you can have the wonderful sightseeing throughout the place. This mode of the travel is cheap too, the rail track was built in 1881 that can travel for around seventy one kilometers. There are number of railway lines available throughout the city. You can see more than hundred stations and among them only twenty are in use.
The trains stop only at the important destinations and do not halt at all the stations. Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city is very popular and they are known as the reunification express. Sapa is one of the popular place in Vietnam and the Hanoi to Lao Cai arrives in this destination.
People can select the different comfortable classes with the Vietnam train like the hard seat comprising of the wooden seat which is very cheap too. The soft seat is the second comfort level with the three varieties of reclining AC, AC and non AC. The hard sleeper is in the form of the birth where you can sleep in the wooden benches. The soft sleeper comprise of the four bed configuration with the at most comfort level, where you can find the different compartments for sleeping. The Vietnam trains differ from the other trains in some of the features like all the cabins are exclusively furnished with the security for the people traveling in the train. All the trains are numbered so that they are made to operate in the odd and even direction.