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Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin (1N) – Hsipaw (2N) – Mandalay

 

Breathtaking Experience of Gokhteik Viaduct by Train provides you to experience the train passing over the famous Gok Hteik viaduct and soft trekking to typical villages.

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Breathtaking Experience Of Gokhteik Viaduct By Train
  • Enjoy the Botanical Garden and waterfall
  • Explore Pyin Oo Lwin by colonial styled horse cart
  • Experience the train through  “Goktheik Viaduct”
  • Observe the scenery along Dohtawaddy River
  • Walk through  Shan village and taste rice noodle

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Breathtaking Experience Of Gokhteik Viaduct By Train [ 4 Days ]
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Day 01 : Mandalay – Pyin Oo Lwin by car

After breakfast, drive to Pyin Oo Lwin by private car (67 km/~ 1 hr 30). Once check-in, you will visit Pyin Oo Lwin city and local Market for its attractive seasonal fruits and flowers. Pyin Oo Lwin is also called Pan Myodaw (the city of flowers). Deserving enough to get this name, lilies and roses grow naturally on every road and other small flowers are also blooming.

In the afternoon, you will visit to the Kandawgyi National Garden (May Myo Botanical Garden). It consists of a variety of plants, trees, flowers and animals in an area of 49 acres natural forest. Then you can take a ride on a colonial styled horse-cart for a few distance, and go around by car to admire some colonial styled buildings, Maha Ant Htoo Kan Tha (huge marble-stone image of Buddha) situated at the top of a hillock which offers a scenic view over the cultivated valley nearby and Pwe Kaukwaterfall. If the time permits, end the day by visiting Paikchin Myaung Natural cave.

Overnight at hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.

Day 02 : Pyin Oo Lwin – Naung Pain by train – Hsibaw by car

Morning depart by train to Naung Pain village (~ 4 hr) passing over the famous Gok Hteik viaduct which was the second highest railway bridge in the world before exiting the railway in the mountains of Lhasa in Tibet and was built over the deep gorge (300m) by Pennsylvania Steel Company on behalf of the British over 100 years ago. The scenic view along the viaduct is breathtaking and you can also experience the way of life along the railroad. Arrive at Naung Pain station, and continue drive by car to Hsibaw, the former royal capital of Northern Shan State.

Afternoon visit to Bawgyo Pagoda before check-in at hotel. Then make a stroll through some typical Shan villages surrounded by paddy fields.

Overnight at hotel in Hsipaw.

Day 03: Hsipaw

Morning, visit to the Hsibaw local market. Then start your boat trip along Dohtawaddy River to observe the scenery of Shan plateau, orange and orchard plantation along the up-river just to confluent. On the way back, stop at a Shan village to admire the country side and study their daily life in traditional way. Afternoon drive back to Hsibaw, and continue visit to some interesting places such as making Shan rice noodle; Ton-Sint Nat shrine, spirit guardian of the town; ruined small pagodas near old wooden monastery  which houses bamboo Buddha image, etc….. End the day, enjoy the sunset at a hillock; Thein- Taung with panoramic view over the town.

Overnight at hotel in Hsipaw.

Day 04 : Hsibaw – Mandalay by car

After breakfast, visit the city, then depart by car from Hsibaw to Mandalay (210 km/~ 5 hr). Proceed to Mandalay in the afternoon.

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