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Yangon Circular Train

Central Station, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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$75*
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Yangon City Sightseeing Tour
79%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Singapore
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160 reviews 160 reviews
52 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We took the ac options which is basically a Japanese train with fans and somewhat mercurial ac. It's slow, not particularly comfortable and truthfully somewhat boring... Especially when you are short on time consider taking a taxi from a to b (for instance somewhere near The Strand to Inya Lake) and just look out of the window: much more revealing.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The train ride is a good experience by itself. Sometimes I felt I was sitting on a train in a theme park. However, there is not much scenery to see and I was quickly bored.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

My understanding is that different trains are used for this which are of different standards. The one we had today was very basic which of itself would not have been a problem except for the fact that the open windows were small, low and the upper parts boarded up so it was very difficult to see out....which of course defeats... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

this rickity old train circles the city slowly. You will see the best and worst of back gardens, as you do on most city train journies thoughout the world! pick a qiet time (about 8.30) and get off after an hour to explore the market.

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Timaru
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123 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Just like in Sri Lanka, it's quite an experience to board an antiquated train such as this. It chugs along in its on sweet time whilst people from all walks of life would come on in and out. From its miniscule windows, you would see the REAL world outside instead of the fabricated tourist illusion that the Tourism Board wants... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nothing worthwhile in taking this train, unless using it to get from one place to another. All you see is a lot of trash and it has no sightseeing value at all.

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Belfast
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36 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Only costs one 1,000 khat, tip is don't go into the air conditioned (fan only!) compartment for tourists, sit with the locals, every stop brings different hawkers into carriage, different people going to market with their wares etc, views of living through the open window, etc, locals wanting to chat with you ( bring photos of kids your dog erc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The train that circles through the suburbs of Yangon is fascinating. We went after lunch in the heat of the day. It is slow and stops often to let local people with their burlap bags of vegetables on or off. Some stops have small markets right out the windows. Some parts of the ride go through local neighborhoods. It is... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We bought the tickets in platform 7 and it seems that they expected tourists would come so the officer on the ticket booth was very informative to us and a couple of other tourists. He told us to just wait and he said he would tell us which train to take, since there were about three trains that arrive before... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Starred out at around 730 am, train as described in many reports below, crowded at times, friendly locals, lots of produce, hawkers, slow and with brief stops. But for me getting off the train at various suburban stops was the highlight. There was no timetable that was followed, but there seemed to be plenty of trains and I never had... More 

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