Train expeditions in Myanmar are unforgettable events. The beautiful scenes and natural views from the train window can show you the unchanged lifestyle from years. You will encounter the green paddy fields. mountain ranges. the blue sky. the nature and its people. During the Japanese occupation in Myanmar. a number of gauge engines from Japan were adjusted to run in Myanmar. More of the additional machines were brought with the allied forces. Still the pre-war designed trains can still be found in Myanmar. There are steam locomotives which are getting extinct in the world today. There are trips which take about 14 days traveling from Yangon. The destination plans starts from Yangon and crosses Thazi. Mandalay. Lashio and Bagan. For detail journey please contact your tour operator to adjust the schedules.
Trains running in a circular route within Yangon Area take about two hours to travel around the city. There are thirty-seven stops en-route, the main ones being Yangon Central Station, Pyay Road, Kyinmyindine, Kamaryut, Thamaing, Insein, Aung San, Mingaladon, Okkalapa, Kanbe, Tarmway and Pazundaung. As the train rolls from station to station passengers have ample apportunity to observe the life of Yangon suburbanites.
Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Myanmar, and it attracts many visitors. The usual base for exploring the lake is Nyaungshwe, at the north end of the lake. One is the famous take the ridding by short train from Shwe Nyaung to Aungban any far the better option, an absolutely amazing scenic ride in Shan State. There is the distance 11 km away from Nyaungshwe go to the junction town of Shwenyaung.
A new daily train service has been introduced between Yangon and Bagan. This service is operated with newer coaches imported recently into the country and can be recommended also to foreign guests with a taste for adventure. The train features second class, upper class (air con) as well as sleeper coaches (air con). Trains leave daily in both directions and the journey takes around 16 hours.
Rangoon to Mandalay is 622 km (388 miles). All the trains overnight run daily. The journey is take the time 14 hours pantural. Yangon to Mandalay trains are fast and punctual for travel between these famous cities in Myanmar. The accommodation and restaurant bar are as reasonable as for the tourist.
The Gokteik Bridge is one of the famous thing take the ridding by train with very beautiful of the scenery. It is structure of steel trestle construction for railway line to Lashio. The construction began in 1901 by an American company known as the Pennsylvania and Maryland Bridge Construction. The Gokteik Bridge was completed in 1913. The length of the bridge is 2260 feet long and 320 feet high above a deep ragged stone rock valley. The bridge was destroyed in the World War II but was repaired later by the Myanma Railway. It is a remarkable construction which is still in good condition and can be considered as a masterpiece. This bridge is a must to cross once you are in Myanmar.
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