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Hanoi's 'train street' cafes begin to reopen after 3-year hiatus

Insta-friendly area sees more visitors as nation greets foreign tourists again

Trains pass only about a meter away from cafes. (Photo by Tomoya Onishi)

HANOI -- Cafes packed closely along a picturesque single-line train track in Hanoi have reopened after a long COVID shutdown, feeding hopes that the area will again lure visitors to what was once a tourist hot spot.

The Hanoi municipal government and other authorities have tacitly approved the reopening to promote local tourism hit by the pandemic.

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