The sleeper train was definitely an adventure and very different from the sleeper trains in Thailand. We booked the cheapest option we could see: hard sleeper, 3rd level. The tickets were about 800.000 Dong each which works out at about £25 and the train left at 2pm, getting into Danang at midday the next day.
Oh good lord the 3rd level is high! There are 6 beds per compartment and the 3rd, top, level is actually pretty awkward to climb up to. Especially if you happen to have Fibromyalgia… There also isn’t that much room, plus the beds are genuinely hard, they weren’t lying! It was fun though, I just wouldn’t be such a cheapskate next time and would definitely opt for the soft sleepers.
Sounds like a good adventure!
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