Previously on From Bangkok to Mandalay, we are now traveling to Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipa to hunt the Light of Shan through the historical railway line of Myanmar.
We hire a private transfer from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin departing in the afternoon and arrive in Pyin Oo Lwin in the early evening. Then we start to look for a place to stay near the train station. We don't have much time here so we can only have a dinner and stay for one night. For the train ticket to Hsipaw, we get help from the hotel. The ticket costs 1,100 Burmese Kyat (MMK) which is about 30 THB and our train will depart at 8.30 AM. Traveling by train might take time but we intend to do this as the train will take us through nature and numbers of cities . We can see how locals live their life as well. The highlight can't be anything but Gokteik, the railway bridge that is long and the oldest in Myanmar. Gokteik is also the highest railway bridge in ASEAN (it is also a filming location of From Bangkok to Mandalay, I am still into it until now eiei).