A train pulls into a station in Vientiane in Laos. The opening of a US$6 billion railway between Vientiane and Boten on the Chinese border has created a continuous rail link between Singapore and Portugal, believed to be the longest in the world. Photo: Getty Images
A train pulls into a station in Vientiane in Laos. The opening of a US$6 billion railway between Vientiane and Boten on the Chinese border has created a continuous rail link between Singapore and Portugal, believed to be the longest in the world. Photo: Getty Images
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Best places to visit on world’s longest train journey: a guide to what the Singapore to Portugal route has to offer

  • The 18,755km odyssey, made possible with the new US$6 billion Vientiane to Boten line, passes through 13 countries and could take as little as 21 days
  • But why rush? From Unesco World Heritage Sites galore to street food in George Town to visiting France’s Bordeaux wine region, there’s much to see along the way

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A train pulls into a station in Vientiane in Laos. The opening of a US$6 billion railway between Vientiane and Boten on the Chinese border has created a continuous rail link between Singapore and Portugal, believed to be the longest in the world. Photo: Getty Images
A train pulls into a station in Vientiane in Laos. The opening of a US$6 billion railway between Vientiane and Boten on the Chinese border has created a continuous rail link between Singapore and Portugal, believed to be the longest in the world. Photo: Getty Images
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