The Ultimate in Slow Travel
The British-built trains in Myanmar are certainly not among the world's most advanced, but they make for a wonderfully leisurely way of experiencing some of the loveliest parts of the nation. One of the most memorable rides is the one between Mandalay and Lashio in northern Shan State. The journey proceeds through beautiful highland scenery and crosses over the famous Goteik Viaduct, the highest bridge in Myanmar and a landmark in its own right.
By Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
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