Gokteik Viaduct
Gokteik Viaduct
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11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
be careful with your planning as train only goes once a week now - sundays - so i could not go

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Written 6 February 2024
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Soleil S
Australian Capital Territory, Australia407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We took the adventure of a lifetime by taking train from Nawnghkio to Gokteik train station and it was really beautiful ride. My item was missing at Nawnghkio station and the staffs at Nawnghkio station and Gokteik Station helped me find it. I would like to thank Nawnghkio Station Master Maung Paing Ko Zin, Deputy Stn Master Thant Zin Tun, Station Master U Kyaw Thet Tun and Gokteik Station Master Lin Tun. I can't thank the staffs of Myanmar Railway Transportation. The ride was safe and lovely people. Thank you!
Written 4 July 2020
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Sean Soe
Sheffield, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Is there a way just to take the train to cross the Gokteik and not the whole journey from Hispaw to Pyin Oo Lwin?
Written 9 February 2020
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shireenweston
Antalya, Türkiye34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A nail biting train journey through the Gokteik Viaduct, at a height of some 300 feet, en route to Hsipaw. This mighty viaduct was built in 1901, and bridges the awesome Goktiek gorge, a densely forested ravine. Never seen such a lot of teak! Our train crept along the viaduct, swaying from side to side. Quite a nerve wracking experience when you think of the engineering that went into this ancient structure! Do it!
Written 8 February 2020
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Enric D
Tarragona, Spain12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
With train, stops and you can take pictures. Local people, with opened windows, selling food and drink
Written 27 December 2019
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cintansh
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I was initially skeptical when our guide told us that the train ride from Pyin Oo Win to the Viaduct is 3+hours but we glad we made the trip upon his encouragement. Took the best seats which tourists usually go for. Expect a jerky ride but with wonderful views along the way. There are also locals selling food & drinks in the train. Lavatory situation is basically a hole that goes directly to the tracks if you know what I mean. The Gokteik Viaduct was the tallest trestle in the world when built by the English in 1900, an architectural feat at that time. An experience worth going for.
Written 22 December 2019
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AntJa2704
Mainz, Germany169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We started at 5:30 a.m. from our hotel in Mandalay by taxi to Pyin Oo Lwin. There we reached the railway-station at about 7 a.m. The ticketing office opened at 7:30. Bring your passport or I.D. as the officer issues a ticket with you name and I.D. On it, including the reserved seat number.
The train arrived at about 8 p.m. but did not depart until 8:45. Meanwhile the added two coaches to the train with comfort compartments. You will be seated there.
The track leads through a pittoreske countryside with many village and farm worker along its way. It drives at slow speed of not more than 20 kmh. Due to the uneven rail track it shakes and sways heavily though it didn’t derail.
We reached Gokteik bridge at about 11:30, where it stoped for about 10 high above at a nice viewpoint where everybody could get out of the train to take pictures. Finally the train drove across at even slower speed, and after passing through 2 short tunnels it stoped at the next station where we disembarked at about 12:00.
Written 28 October 2019
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jonah
Manila, Philippines89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
It's a total of almost 7 hours ride from Pyin Oo Lwin to Nyawpeng Round trip. We booked it for 700 kyat one way. And on the train it's nice to observe outside, you will see farms, mountains, small waterfalls, oh and sometimes plants slaps you when you pass by the bushes. I suggest you to partially close the window because you will accumulate a lot of leaves from the outside. Sit on the left side if you are from Pyin oo Lwin, but if coming from Hsipaw sit on the right side to see the view. You can also stand at the open door, just hold tight to it! Hehe...
Written 19 October 2019
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pigsnipples398
Lincoln, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Wonderful views , exciting crossing, interesting journey! Would recommend to anyone. Need clear weather to take in all there is to see.
Written 2 September 2019
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M2018K
Pilsen, Czech Republic1,003 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had only one 1 day for this trip so we decided to take a taxi to Pin Oo Lwin. We left Mandalay at 5:30, being in the train station in Pin Oo Lwin approx. at 7:30 and we waited few minutes for the train coming from Mandalay. There are more carriages added to this train in this station, so there was no problem to get the ticket (we even had the left side of the train, which allows you the see the curve of viaduct better). After circa 4 hours we got to the viaduct. There was short stop before crossing it and taking pictures, but you can take pictures already from the curves of the railway. Another 30 minutes to get to Nawngpeng (1st village = 1st stop of the train after the crossing). There was our taxi driver waiting for us and we returned to Mandalay by car. We had time to stop in the Botanic garden in Pin Oo Lwin on the way and came back to the town at 6:00 p.m.
The train crosses the viaduct very slowly so we really liked it, it was worth seeing!
Written 23 March 2019
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Many thanks for your review! We are happy when our clients enjoy the ride! Have a nice time!
Written 31 March 2019
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