We decided to do this trip when rain was threatening so stayed dry through a very heavy Yangon storm that flooded many of the city roads and the rail tracks. Only problem was we had to close the windows to keep the heavy rain out.
The journey was great fun, right from seeing the old Yangon central station, buying the hand-written tickets, watching railway workers, vendors and passengers, all the way to farewelling the last group of new best friends we had collected on the train. English speaking passengers were keen to point out the sights from the train and chat about life in Yangon.
Workers at the station were very helpful in directing us to the correct platform and ticket office. Follow the advice of previous posters for times and how to buy tickets.
Fantastic value for $US1.00 each. And great to sit down, relax and chat to locals for an hour in a busy sightseeing program.
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