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posted Nov 2, 2016, 7:17 PM by Vietnam Travel Tour   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 9:25 PM ]
If you are planning to trek at Hsipaw, Myanmar then half of the adventure of Hsipaw is departing on the train. 
At its inception in 1905, the 117-mile train line through the Shan Hills was a feat of British engineering but it has only had minor updates since then.

The Goteik viaduct is between the two towns of Pyin U Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

The overgrown trees and shrubs that lined the rails whipped into the windows and it rocked side-to-side like a roller coaster, but somehow it was one of the most vibrant social scenes. Locals turned the seats into beds with a sheet of plywood and pillows, they brought elaborate picnics, games, and their best chitchat to pass the time.

This is one of the most exciting experience when you come to Myanmar.