Of the six daily trains from Dong Hoi, four travel overnight and two travel during the day. The journey normally takes at least 10 hours allowing for delays so many travellers choose to book a sleeper berth on this route.
Train Times: Dong Hoi to Hanoi
- The fastest train service from Dong Hoi to Hanoi is Train #SE2 which departs from Dong Hoi at 19:39 and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi 9 hours 50 minutes later at 05:29.
- The slowest of the train services from Dong Hoi to Hanoi is Train #SE20 departing at 00:52 and arriving in Hanoi at 11:54, a journey time of 11 hours 02 minutes.
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Location of Dong Hoi Railway Station
Location of Hanoi Railway Station
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Vietnam War Memorial in Hanoi
The Vietnam War Memorial was constructed in 1993 to commemorate those who died in the Second Indochina War which lasted from 1955 to 1975. The Second Indochina, which had the Viet Cong, North Vietnamese Army and assorted allies on one side, and the South Vietnamese Army and American Armed forces, plus allies, on the other, resulted in between 1 and 4 million Vietnamese people dying as a direct consequence of the fighting. Estimates of the number of Vietnamese causalities vary dramatically. To learn more about the Second Indochina War consider also visiting the Vietnam Military History Museum, which is a 600 metre walk to the south of the Vietnam War Memorial. The Vietnam Military History Museum provides a Vietnamese perspective on this terrible 20 year long conflict.
The Vietnam War Memorial is located near to Ba Dinh, in the same vicinity as the Ho Chi Minh Memorial and Vietnam National Parliament Building, and is the focal point for official functions commemorating the war dead which are held regularly. The memorial, like many other modern public buildings in Vietnam, incorporates the brutal modernist architectural style often associated with the former Communist Soviet states with the traditional architecture of Vietnam.