Hanoi Open-top Double Decker Buses Open for Tourists

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Now you do not have to go really far to enjoy a ride on the famous open-top double decker bus around the city because Hanoi had it set for you. In July 6, the unique open-top double bus named City Tour was presented in front of Hanoi’s Opera House ready for its first passengers.

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Hanoi is putting a ouble decker bus into test Photo: Kenh14

The city tour bus will be running on the streets of Hanoi in for a trial run before investors decide whether or not it is viable to invest in more of these tourist buses. If the trial run is succesful, Hanoi Transerco will be ordering more double decker buses to use in the city center in the next two months. The open top is equipped with a convertible rooftop to cover passengers from the heat and rain notorious for the Southeast Asian country. Each of these buses costs around 7 to 9 billion VND. 

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The double decker bus in front of Hanoi’s Opera House. Photo: Kenh14 

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Drivers of the bus will wear professional uniforms. Photo: Kenh14 

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It might be tempting to stand up and look around when you are on the top deck but make sure to follow the safety rules.            Photo: Kenh14 

Passengers are warned agaisnt standing up while being on the top floor for safty reasons. The capacity of the buses range from 16 to 45 people. In addition, the buses will have free 4G wifi, modern facilities to support  differently-abled passengers.

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There are priority seats on the bus. Photo: Kenh14 

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And even tools to make getting on and off easy for the differently-abled. Photo: Kenh14 

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The bus is equipped with modern facilities making travelling easy for passengers. Photo: Kenh14 

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The City Tour Bus Routes: Opera House – Trang Tien – Ngo Quyen – Ly Thuong Kiet – Hoa Lo – Hai Ba Trung – Nguyen Khuyen – Temple of Literature (Van mieu Quoc Tu Giam) – Ton Duc Thang – Chu Van An – Đien Bien Phu – Hoang Dieu – Hoang Van Thu – Hung Vuong – Thanh Nien Street – Phan Dinh Phung – Hang Cot – Hang Luoc – Cha Ca – Hang Can – Luong Van Can – Le Thai To – Ba Trieu – Hai Ba Trung – Phan Chu Trinh – Opera House.

Source: Kenh14


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