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Train Expeditions

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.

The Gokteik Bridge

The Gokteik Bridge is a 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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