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FYI .....train from POL to Hsipaw and back.

Devon, United...
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FYI .....train from POL to Hsipaw and back.

Super cheap 2800 kyats Upper Class

Both directions the train was on time and took 6 hours

The viaduct is great! And at both stations the ticket seller put the tourists on the correct side of the train and by the window, without being asked.

In POL you have to book the day before and in Hsipaw you can only book on the day.

POL was 8am ish ( forgotten already!!!!) and Hsipaw was 9:25am

A friend tried to book in ordinary class and the guard wouldn't let him!!!!

At Hsipaw, many of the guest houses send their vans to pick up guests without being asked.


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puerto princesa
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1. Re: FYI .....train from POL to Hsipaw and back.

POL is 8.20 if on time. Sit on the left side, and on return trip on the right side for best views

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2. Re: FYI .....train from POL to Hsipaw and back.

There are also good views back to the bridge after you cross over on the way to hsipaw

You are in the jungle and suddenly there is open space and there is the bridge on the left side of course

Found most were in their seats by then

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