Locations: Gokteik Viaduct

Ones can view the stunning scenic beauty of Shan State by taking an adventurous, fun and challenging train trip from Pyin Oo Lwin to Kyaukme. Pyin Oo Lwin, a former British hill station, is located just two hours drive from Mandalay. Take a miniature, enclosed wagon pulled by a pony is the best way to get around this little charming town. It is easy to spend a whole day to see its colonial-era buildings, visit its colourful fresh vegetable and fruits market, water fall, and the only botanical garden of Myanmar. Gokteik Viaduct was built in 1900 over the Gokteik gorge by Pennsylvania Steel Co. was considered the greatest railway viaduct in the world at the time. Kyaukme and Hsipaw are small charming towns with full of interesting characters drew from their tea and orange plantation, colonial-era buildings, bustling markets, and access to the colourful Palaung tribes villages.


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