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Hanoi shut down its Instagram-famous ‘train street’ cafes because they were overrun with selfie-taking tourists. Here’s how it got to this point.

Vietnamese government officials asked cafes along Hanoi’s Instagram-famous “train street” to shut down by October 12. The tourist hotspot is known for its single train track that runs perilously close to local homes and cafes. It drew so many tourists that the government called it a hazard, necessitating the shutdown […]
Hanoi shut down its Instagram-famous ‘train street’ cafes because they were overrun with selfie-taking tourists. Here’s how it got to this point.