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Yangon Circular Railway
Yangon Circular Railway

Yangon Circular Railway

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Central Station, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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The local commuter rail network that serves the Yangon metropolitan area in a 39-mile loop. It is operated by Myanmar Railways.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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You wouldn't think that a train ride across town would be a main tourist attraction, but in Burma, it is. Great people watching, lots of smiles, and insight into local life. Highly recommended experience.

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London, UK

For many this is the highlight of their stay in Yangon, as you go back in time and ride a train through all the surrounding rural communities of the city. The highlight is a stop about half way around the circular route, where hoards of locals pile dozens of big grocery bags onto the carriages. The train ride lasts for three hours all together and gives you a real insight into the local culture and traditions.

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Vang Vieng, Laos
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If someone was to ask me what to do in Yangon, I would answer straight off - the circle train. The city itself can be exhausting, especially if you're walking around. Once you get on the train I guarantee you won't want to get off, and that's okay because as the name implies: the line is circular, so you will eventually end up back where you started. The trains in Myanmar have a whole life of their own and never get dull. You can sit back and watch the endless swarm of colours and movement; the women carrying mangoes above their heads in dazzling skirts and kids jumping aptly in-and-out the train. You can also jump on and off as you please, which makes it a great way to explore other lesser-known parts of the city. The whole loop takes around two hours and costs approx. $1.

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