Tourists Rail Against ‘Train Street’ Selfie Ban in Vietnam

Selfie-snapping tourists railed against the closure of Hanoi’s “train street” on Thursday after police blocked off the Instragram-famous tracks for safety reasons.

The narrow railway corridor in central Hanoi has become a hotspot among visitors seeking the perfect holiday snap on the tracks – often dodging the trains that rumble through daily.

But Hanoi authorities said this week they would block people from the tracks to avoid accidents, and police erected barricades on Thursday to keep out disappointed visitors.

“I’m very frustrated because today I can’t go in and take a picture,” said Mustaza bin Mustapha, a Malaysian tourist.


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