Guiyang-Laos tourist train to be launched to boost tourism

By VNA   April 24, 2024 | 03:29 pm PT
Guiyang-Laos tourist train to be launched to boost tourism
The Guiyang-Laos tourist train provides luxury amenities on an eight-day journey. Photo via Vietnam News Agency
The Guiyang-Laos tourist train will be launched on May 8, signifying a pivotal step in boosting tourism and cultural ties between China and Southeast Asia.

This rail service that will debut with a ride from Guiyang city in China’s Guizhou province to Laos capital of Vientiane promises to be a catalyst for tourism development across the region.

Equipped with modern amenities, including shower facilities, charging stations, and entertainment options such as karaoke and coffee shops, the train aims to provide passengers with a luxurious travel experience.

Visitors in Guizhou can book the eight-day excursion through regional travel agencies or digital platforms. The itinerary boasts stops at prominent Lao destinations like Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, and the majestic Kwang Si Waterfall.

To accommodate tourists from Southeast Asia, new itinerary options tailored to explore Guizhou will also be introduced.

Guizhou is the third province of China after Yunnan province and the capital Beijing has offered trains connecting to the Laos-China railway system.

According to recent data from the Laos-China Railway Company, since the start of cross-border trains in April 2023, about 150,000 tourists from 87 countries and territories and more than 8 million tonnes of goods have been transported across the border, contributing to promoting tourism and economic development along the Laos-China railway.

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