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The Story of a Train Derailment in Myanmar

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.

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Novice nuns in downtown Hsipaw Burma. The pink against the green of the trees in town made for a cool scene. #oldcuts #travel #myanmar by glenthomsonphoto

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The Quirky & Colonial Town of Pyin Oo Lwin

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.

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Trekking in Hsipaw & Mystery of the Last Shan Prince

Learn about the royal mystery of the Last Shan Prince & his Austrian wife in the relaxed town of Hsipaw, before heading off on an easy trek around the surrounding villages & countryside. With its laid-back vibe and affable atmosphere, Hsipaw is an increasingly mainstream alternative hub, especially for travellers with time on their side.

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The Story of a Train Derailment in Myanmar

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.

Buddhist monastery Hsipaw area Shan State Burma Republic of the Union of…

from DIY Travel HQ

The Story of a Train Derailment in Myanmar

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.

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