We will be travelling from Mandalay through Pyin Oo Lwin and on to Hsipaw at the end of March 2016. We have a total of 5 nights we can stay in Pyin Oo Lwin and Hsipaw and will take the train from Pyin Oo Lwin to Hsipaw to see the Gokteik viaduct.
This will be our first time in Myanmar so I am trying to work out our itinerary without much prior knowledge of the locations we plan to visit.
I am trying to work out whether we should have 3 nights in Pyin Oo Lwin (which will mean 2 full days), and 2 nights in Hsipaw (which will mean just 1 full day), or whether we should have 2 nights in Pyin Oo Lwin (which will mean 1 full day) and 3 nights in Hsipaw (which will mean 2 full days).
Can anyone recommend whether it is better to stay longer in Pyin Oo Lwin or in Hsipaw? We will plan to do the usual tourist stuff, but would prefer a location which perhaps is more interesting for meeting local people and interesting from a photographic perspective.
Any advice from people who have visited both locations would be most welcome.
Thank you in advance of your replies.