The train ride was long. It was supposed to be 4 hours, but delayed 45 minutes because of mechanical issues. Having said that...it was all worth it!
Our guide was phenomenal—native from the area. She described personal experiences she had interacting a particularly wise monk.
The views were amazing, and the feat of building these monasteries just as amazing. It is a long train ride each way, but worth it! We are so glad we went!!