Danang, Vietnam is the most visited Southeast Asian travel destination by Koreans. However, if you go on a package tour, you won’t have many opportunities to tour Danang Station.

Da Nang Station is a unique station that serves as a terminal station, an access station, and an intermediate station.

It is an intermediate station between Hanoi and Saigon, connecting Vietnam’s North-South line, and some trains (SE21) run between Da Nang and Saigon, so it is also the terminal station. Therefore, it should also serve as an access station from Da Nang to Hanoi.


▲ Panoramic view of Danang Station

Palm trees make Da Nang Station extremely exotic.


▲ A station attendant cooling off the air conditioner

As soon as I got off at Da Nang International Airport, I went to the season when my breath was suffocating, so the air conditioner on the train must have been running non-stop on this day.

A station attendant is cooling the outdoor unit.


▲ Transporting parcels

The handling of parcels completely disappeared in 2006 on Korean railways. Only the country is different, but it seems to have been reenacted in the past.

As an intermediate station, Danang Station has a relatively long stop time. Most trains stop for 25-30 minutes. At this time, the position of the locomotive is changed and simple maintenance is also performed.

And, as above, we hurriedly load and unload parcels.


▲ Waiting room at Da Nang Station

The waiting room at Danang Station is a bit unfamiliar. At first glance, it may look similar to boarding at an airport.

This is where you buy your ticket and wait. Go through the gate on the left and go to the boarding waiting room.

Please note that there are no toilets here.


▲ Gate of Da Nang Station

You can enter the boarding waiting room by reading the QR code on the ticket at this gate.

The attitude of the staff…


▲ Waiting room

You cannot go through the gate and go directly to the platform.

Since the train stops for at least 25 minutes, the glass doors are reopened upon arrival.

Proper toilets are available here. There is a toilet to the left of the ticket office outside, but it was an embarrassing environment to the extent that I couldn’t comfortably (?) do my big errands.

There is a memory that is not a memory of having to buy a ticket and use the restroom in the waiting room.


▲ Danang Station Ticket Office

The location of the ticket office also puzzled me.

Of course, I thought there would be a ticket office in the main building, but it turned out to be outside like this.

If you can’t read Vietnamese even if it says Phòng Bán Vé Ga Đà Nẵng in such a big way, you can’t help it.

It would be nice to integrate the waiting room and waiting room and make the ticketing room in the existing waiting room.


▲ Ticket window at Danang Station


▲ SE5 train ticket

I bought a ticket from Da Nang Station to Ga Trà Kiệu, the nearest station.

Foreigners must present their passport, and the passport number and the word “foreigner” will be printed on the ticket.

It’s 36,000 VND, but I bought a ticket for $2 (the exchange rate is soaring like a soaring stock these days, and they told me to pay $2…it’s unfair…unfortunate…).


▲ Grab taxis in Danang Station Square.

Even if you turn your head slightly from the plaza, taxi drivers will immediately come into business. I took a picture while moving as if I was running away.


▲ Shops on the platform

There is a store that sells groceries in the waiting room, but 8 of the same stores are running amicably(?) on the platform.

Although the street does not have a proper display stand, the display is as good as our convenience store.


▲ A Vietnamese man looking at his cellphone on the platform with his shirt off.

Even if it’s not at the train station, you can see it in other places in Vietnam.


▲ Train users buying snacks using the time the train is stopped


▲ We are working on reversing the position of the locomotive to go to Saigon Station.

The first thing that caught my eye was that he was wearing a uniform and doing repatriation work. It was impressive that all aircraft (flag) used red and yellow flags in Vietnam, while Korea Railroad uses red and green flags.

In Vietnam, where the four seasons are always green, I agree that the yellow color can stand out more than the green color.


▲ Repatriation work in progress

Locomotives and freight trains are in constant motion. It seemed that two or more repatriation operations were taking place at the same time.


▲ Flat wagon

It’s closer to flat wagons than flat wagons. It seems to have been made for the advantage of flatbed wagons by attaching wings to the circumference of the flat plate to prevent the flow of loaded cargo and ease of work.