HSIPAW OLD SHAN PALACE AREA

Hsipaw is on the road between Pyin Oo Lwin and Lashio. A former Shan prince who married to an Austrian Lady had his residence in Hsipaw, today however there is little visible. The old palace is today used as a museum. Most inhabitants are ethnic Shan.

GOTHEIK RAILWAY VIADUCT

This railway Viaduct was built around a 100 years ago and at that time was a masterpiece in engineering. It is an impressive steel structure over a deep valley. The ride is especially interesting as the train coming from Pyin Oo Lwin stops in front of the viaduct to let an oncoming southbound train pass. To put least stress on the structure, the train crawls over the viaduct in snail pace. You can look down into the deep valley from the train windows.








LASHIO TOWN

It’s a town, which as all have a big central market. Pears and other goods imported from China are sold. One can notice the vicinity to China, e.g. because of Chinese temples. There are nice hot springs.