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Dual gauge tracks - railway (Vietnam)

China uses the world standard 1435 mm gauge, while Vietnam still uses a narrow 1000 mm metric gauge on their old "North-South Reunification Line" (Vietnam has plans to upgrade their North-South line for high-speed train in standard gauge).­

The railway track connecting Hanoi to Beijing has 3 rails to support both gauges between Hanoi and the Chinese border.­

Lang Son, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.