The most popular spot to watch the train pass is close to the Zo Project (Google Maps) or near the Railway Homestay where my friend @WhereGoesRose stayed. The room had an amazing view of the train street and is ridiculously reasonable. I may try to work up the courage to stay here in February. How cute is the balcony?
The train passes this area on the weekend at 8:45, 9:17, 11:25, 15:20, 17:30, 18:15, 19:10 and 21:10. As with anything in Vietnam, these times aren’t guaranteed so it’s best to show up at least 30 minutes early and grab a fresh juice at one of the many homes-turned-shops that line the train tracks.
Above all else, be safe when visiting the train tracks! Never pose in front of a moving train, your life isn’t worth an Instagram post.