Hanoi Train Street Cafes Shut Down

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1. Hanoi Train Street cafes are closed by the local authority

The Ministry of Transport has ordered to shutdown of the Hanoi Train Street coffee shops – The selfie hotspots of many tourists and local people in Hanoi. Hanoi City authorities have been told to remove the train street coffee shops and other businesses along both sides of the train street including Le Duan Street and Phung Hung Street.

The authority has decided to close Hanoi Train Street

2. Why are Hanoi Train Street coffee shops closed?

The Hanoi Train Street coffee shops are closed due to the increased risk of railway accidents said the Deputy Minister of Transport.

Authorities said that it can be a danger to human life and the boiling point came on 06 Oct when there was a train that was forced to re-route because there were too many tourists on the tracks.

Until now there haven’t been any accidents but the fact that it can be dangerous for tourists if they too much focus on taking photos and selfies. Luckily, the coffee shop owners always notice their clients keep a good distance when the train comes for safety.

Hanoi Train Street used to be a favorite tourist attraction in Hanoi

3. Hanoi Train Street – A destination for tourists in recent years

In recent years, there have been more and more tourists and local people visiting Hanoi Train Street to drink a cup of coffee while seeing the train running through. This practice attracts more and more tourists visiting Hanoi as it is really strange and incredible.

Tourists visiting Vietnam for the famous destinations like Halong Bay, Sapa, Ha Giang, Hoi An, Ba Na Hill for Golden Bridge, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Mekong Delta, and Hanoi strain street is like a must for many tourists in Hanoi tours. So the closure of the Hanoi train street is a pity for them when visiting Hanoi, Vietnam. And of course, the coffee shop owners of the train street are among the people who do not wish this.

The train coming through

4. What other destinations in Hanoi & around while Hanoi Train Street is closed?

What will you visit when Hanoi Train Street is shut down? No worry, there are so many nice places in Hanoi and around for you to visit and try.

- Giang Egg Coffee: While Hanoi train street is closed you can have a cup of egg coffee which is so incredible to try. Giang Egg Coffee is a good place for a cup of egg coffee.

- Hoan Kiem Lake: Hoan Kiem Lake is a good place for clients to visit especially at night time and at the weekend. From Friday to Sunday, vehicles are banned from going to the street around the lake and tourists can walk around to see the different activities like dancing, magic shows, traditional games…etc. 

- Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the House on Stilt, and One Pillar Pagoda is an attractive destination for tourists visiting Hanoi.

- Halong Bay: Listed in the 7 Natural World Heritage, Halong Bay is a must when you visit Hanoi. Taking a cruise in Halong Bay is awesome. You will cruise around the bay with thousands of limestone islands and join in some activities on the bay like kayaking, swimming, and taking a sampan boat ride. Kayaking in Halong Bay is a sporty and incredible activity as you can row the kayak on your own on the emerald water and sometimes you weave in and out the tunnel caves.

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Halong Bay is so-worth-visiting

- Lan Ha Bay: Lan Ha Bay is a Southern part of Halong Bay and belongs to Halong Bay. It is a new area for the cruise so now most of the new cruises in Halong Bay go to this route as it is less touristic and cleaner. Most of the new cruises are very nice as the standard of services needs to be better and better for tourists visiting Halong Bay. 

You can see more about these cruises in Lan Ha Bay at Lan Ha Bay Cruises to choose the best cruise for your trip.

- Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh is not so far from Hanoi you can take a day trip from Hanoi. You may take a Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip or Bai Dinh Trang An for one day. They are both good if you do not have much time. You also can stay overnight in Ninh Binh. 

- Sapa: Sapa is one of the top listed destinations if you visit Vietnam. Visiting Sapa you will not only visit the beautiful nature of the mountainous area with the beautiful rice field but also the unique culture of the hill tribe people there. Taking part in a trekking tour in Sapa will be a great way to understand the locals in Sapa and how they cultivate the land there.

September to October is a good time for the terrace field but other seasons are beautiful also.

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There are so many nice places to visit in Hanoi and around when Hanoi Train Street coffee shops are closed so go ahead to Hanoi for other places. Thank you so much for your reading! Contact Incredible Asia Journeys to update more latest Vietnam travel information!

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