- Train Guide
Yangon is Myanmar’s largest city, and its cultural and financial centre. The 716 km of rail track between Mandalay and passes through the fertile flat plains of central Myanmar over the course of 15 hour journey. To fully appreciate the scenery we recommend taking the 06.00 departure on Train #12. The other trains all depart in the late afternoon and travel overnight to arrive in Yangon in the morning.
|12||06:00||21:00||15 hrs 00 m|
|6||15:00||06:00||15 hrs 00 m|
|4||17:00||08:00||15 hrs 00 m|
Use the Search Form below to book your train ticket from Mandalay to Yangon. This is is how the service works:
The most comfortable train to book is Train #4 departing at 17:00 because it has upper class sleeper seats and a restaurant. The other overnight through train, Train #6, is newer but has no sleeper car.
Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the most important Buddhist Temple in Myanmar. The 99 metre tall Shwedagon Pagoda, also known as the Great Dragon Pagoda, houses a number of important religious relics.
Not all historians and archaeologists agree about the origins of Shwedagon Pagoda and there are a number of different as to when the temple was built and who built it. The prevailing theory at present is that Shwedagon Pagoda was built sometime during a period from the 6th to 10th Centuries BC, potentially making Shwedagon Pagoda the oldest remaining Buddhist stupa in the world. There are four entrances leading up to the Pagoda itself, which is constructed largely from bricks many of which are covered in gold.
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