Travel by rail in Myanmar any chance you get! Share the journey with locals & enjoy the green countryside – for a short taste of what it’s like, come aboard with us on the train from Bago to Yangon!
Train from Bago to Yangon
The price is 600 kyats / $0.60 in 2014.
Once again, the ride is thoroughly pleasurable.
From a window seat in the aftermath of recent rainfall, cool air rushes by, wind-blown hair over eyes contemplating the passing wet, green countryside.
Approaching Yangon, the landscapes transforms from verdant village views to a monetariy-meagre metropolitan mise-en-scene.
Riding in ordinary class (this time) bears witness to a camaraderie between passengers that characterizes so much of local travel and transport in developing countries, a reflection of the wider society as a whole.
Food and fruit are flung around freely, seats are shared, greetings are genuinely and generous granted, conversations carried without care.
To a foreigner, the ease of exchanges, physical and emotional, between strangers never fails to enlighten and energize.
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*** The Final Word – The train from Yangon to Bago is a good taster before preparing yourself for one of Myanmar’s longest rail journeys! ***
What train journeys have you taken in Myanmar?
Accessible DIY travel to more distant locations via multiple connections or longer forms of public transport
Visited in June 2014