Northern Shan State head to China border area
We take by train from Mandalay to Pyin OoLwin and
proceed to Magnificent Gokehteik Viaduct.
PyinULwin (formerly Maymyo)
A former British hill station east of Mandalay. It is a small & peaceful
town. Botanical garden is most charming with full of colorful & good
fragrant flowers. In spring, the different natural flowers bloom all
over town like a flowers carpet. So he has another lovely name, it is
Pan Myo Daw (Royal flower City). Sweet Damson wine & other wine by grape
parcimon home industry is really interesting to excursion there.
In earlier times it was one of Myanmar’s most popular hill stations. And
for today’s tourists, a favorite side trip from Mandalay. It gives us a
scene of the country’s great beauty.
Take the car from next small station of Gokehteik Viaduct to Lashio.
Lashio it is a capital of Northern Shan State.
The train ride from Mandalay to Gokehteik viaduct, this trip is one of
the most scenic beauty in Myanmar Gokehteik viaduct, the huge steel
viaduct was considered something of an engineering marvel when it was
build in 1903.
We get off the train after Gokteik viaduct; We take by car and continue
to. It is small town. Home industry of preserve the different kinds of
Fruit are famous in the whole country. Famous brand for preserved is
And proceed to Hsipaw. It is noted for Shan Palace (Haw) where its last
Sawbwa (Shan Royal Chief) and his Australian wife lived until 1964. The
European style palace. Now Sawbwa’s nephew stay there. We can visit and
look around there. Around Hsipaw, light trekking to Shan villages & boat
riding is unforgettable trip also.
After we overnight in Hsipaw, next day we continue to Lashio.
Mr. Charles' Guest House is convenient to stay
Local Market in Lashio is fantastic. Palaung hill tribe selling their
vegetables in the market every morning. Very good taste & fragrant green
tea is famous from there also. Selling goods such as textile etc. are
Chinese influence. Chinese Temple in lashio is interesting to visit.
Lashio Motel is the best place to over night.
From Lashio, to we can head to China border (Muse) by car. But we need
to get the permission to visit to Muse, from Myanmar Travels & Tours.
On the way, can enjoy the beautiful landscape and will pass the check
points. We can enter and depart through Muse. From Muse,
it has two opportunities for visit around in Myanmar. One is Muse-Nankhan-Bahmo
and etc.... Second is Muse-Lashio-PyinOoLwin-Mandalay and etc....
Shawyarsu Hotel is one of the nice place
accommodate. It is situated close to downtown.