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“Excellent way to watch everyday life in yangon”

Yangon Circular Train
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USD 33.00*
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Yangon by Circular Train: Life Along the Loop
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Loved it. Sat and just watched life happen and pass by. Friendly locals. A good way if you have the time to get your bearings in Yangon. Along the line, the locals hop on and off as they go about their everyday life. Not air-conditioned but still pleasant and would recommend it.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I was told this was free so I gave it a try, but it goes on forever. I am not happy to waste a long time on this train. The hygiene was not good enough, with locals on the train vomiting over the sides. I did enjoy the scenery as we went along, but I would much prefer to walk next time, or at least hire a Tuktuk. This Circular Train makes you feel as though you are in a Zoo.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is a very interesting trip that should be tried by all visiting Yangon. Rickety, dusty, dirty and that it does provide a fascinating view of life around Yangon. We got off the train where there was a substantial market where we managed to get some refreshment and were the source of inquisitive looks but then we were looking inquisitively at them too!

1  Thank khellon
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The train is old and slow, and actually the ride is not particularly comfortable. Don't ever expect to see beautiful landscape during the ride, instead, you see farms, garbage and poor people's houses. However, during the ride, we met friendly local people who smiled and shared their food with us. We saw vendors and even markets on train platforms!

The 3-hour ride cost only 300 kyat per passenger (in early May 2014, and only kyat is accepted since April 2014). Go to platform 6/7 of Yangon Central Station and you'll find the ticket office. The staff did not check my passport when I purchased the ticket.

1  Thank Largeflower
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

A must do! (if you have the spare time)

We paid ks.200 (approx. USD0.21) per pax and got on Yangon Circular Train which brings us around the city. This is one thing you could do in yangon to witness the lifestyle of the locals. Took us 3 hours to reach Dangonyin (local market). During the 3 hours, we exchanged smiles, warmth (sitting side by side), WATER SPLASH (it was water fest and kids were splashing water into the train thru the windows), laughters, minyak angin (one uncle came in sharing his minyak angin wonder to sell, bought 1 bottle from him) & memories.

Thank Anna W
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