Overnight Train in China
As someone who values comfort, I never thought there would come a day that I would need to experience sleeping in an overnight train. Although time-consuming, this method of traveling is great in helping to cut down on travel expenses, besides allowing travelers to get some rest.
|Trains are always almost full, so booking ahead is advisable|
|Trains are surprisingly spacious on the inside|
For long-distance journeys, passengers have the option to choose if they would want to be sitting during the entire ride (which is the cheapest), or to be able to sleep comfortably on beds. Soft sleeper is the best but the most pricey option, with four beds (two levels) in each cabin which allows plenty of room and personal space. Hard sleeper, on the other hand, is probably a very bad choice as six beds are crammed into each cabin (three levels) and it is back-breaking to even lie down.
|Took the middle tier in the hard sleeper section. Never again!|
|Spaces are a lot more confined than shown in this picture|
One of the plus points of the train is that there is an entire carriage made into a restaurant and bar. (Occasionally functioning) Wi-Fi is also available in this section, but no power socket is available.
|Dining car with a bar at the back|
|Prices of the F&B available on the train|
|Awesome view from the window|