After safely crossing the Gokteik Viaduct, once the 2nd highest bridge in the world, I was on a high! That was enough excitement for one day but little did I know what else was in store… 3 hours later, my train derailed! No-one was injured so for me, it was an adventure. As the Burmese people worked towards a solution, the story became a reflection of Burmese society. Find out what happened after my train from Hsipaw to Pwin Oo Lwin went off the tracks.
In Pyin Oo Lwin, no other place in Myanmar best exudes the atmosphere of the British colonial era. The quirky hillside town is a mix of military cadets, horse carriages & colonial mansions! Travel by train from Hsipaw to Pyin Oo Lwin, via the dramatic Gokteik Viaduct, once the 2nd highest railway bridge in the world.