The train ride from Hsipaw into the hills to Pyin Oo Lwin is absolutely fabulous. It was easy to get sea sick on the zig-zagging, wobbly, snail express. The highlight of the 7hour (120km) journey was the crossing of a spectacular valley on the dramatic Gokteik viaduct, just after Gokteik station.
The train passes over at walking pace where we snuck in a few photos! Our time in Pyin Oo Lwin was relaxed with a trip to a near by waterfall and the national botanical gardens.