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Yangon Circular Train

Central Station, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Central Station, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

There is nothing particularly special about taking the Yangon Circular Train which is often crowded and uncomfortably hot. However it is a worthwhile experience for 200kyat and an insight into Burmese life. It is rather slow and often stations are not clearly marked.

3  Thank MWill95
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

I was very excited to do this train ride although I am not accustomed to public transport in this country but was dare to give it a try. My expectation from this trip was to see outdoors of yangon city may be some nature and...More

3  Thank Sathya K
Reviewed January 23, 2017

If you can spare a few hours, then this is a must-do. For 20c you can ride the slow local train for 3 hours or so with colourful local people, through the "real" Yangon and surrounding villages. You can view trackside markets, shanty towns, farming...More

2  Thank Diane W
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Great views of the countryside, especially if you have a short stay. You are travelling with locals. Be prepare that the ticket office may not speak your language and you may get different information. This was great for diverse views. People are friendly and wmost...More

1  Thank LiveYourYBR
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

So much of real life, communicated often without English. So many photo ops out of open doors. Chatted with a young monk for 30 minutes. Would do again. To find entrance at main station, Take overpass with covered walkway with embellishments about half way down...More

1  Thank lisacard
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Only took this for about 30 into central Yangon so I did not see the more out of town bits. It was an interesting experience overall. However, we waited 1 hour and 20m in the heat just to get a train, we got the impression...More

Thank Keith E
Reviewed January 20, 2017

The Yangon Circular Train was built by the British in 1954. It covers a railway track loop of 45.9 kilometers and stops at 39 stations. It takes almost 3 hours to complete the journey. Trains make both clockwise (Right) and counter-clockwise (Left) journeys daily along...More

Thank vctruang
Reviewed January 20, 2017

To enjoy to learn the Burmese Local way of life, I recommended you to ride a Yangon Circular Train. It is the good way to see another anger of Yangon Life. It is the different scenes that you can see from the tourist attraction. It...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Starting at Yangon Central Railway Station you can take the train in a loop that takes 3 hours. (You might be able to start the loop at another station.) For this journey you pay the basic sum of 200 Kyat (less than 0.25 cents). On...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This is not a tourist train - be aware! However, if you want to see a really honesty snapshot of Yangon over a slow and meandering journey, this is a great way to do it. We paid just over a dollar for our whole family...More

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Response from Marcelo Z | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Jacqueline A | Reviewed this property |
I'd say go for the counter clockwise one, it's the same platform of the ticket selling place (platform 6 or 7), get off from danyangon station, there are always taxi available outside of the market, it's around 9000-10000... More
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Response from owlesey | Reviewed this property |
Da Nyin Gone market. This is a huge market under colourful umbrellas. It mostly sells fresh vege, fruit and meat but also some craft stalls as well. can be smelly and muddy in parts but such a great look into local life.