Mandalay Central Railway Station

Mandalay Central Railway Station

Mandalay Central Railway Station
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Mandinka_11
Burnham-On-Sea, UK273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Arrived at Mandalay Station from Bagan, taking an overnight train. The station was easy enough to use.
We didn’t hang around as had a plane to catch.
Written 16 October 2018
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Warren Wai
Mandalay, Myanmar118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
I live in mandalay and I’m surprised to find this place listed in trip advisor. Sure, the Mandalay Central Railway station is old and located in the middle of the city. It’s run down and dirty although it’s much cleaner now. It’s a hub for all trains to/from upper and central Myanmar to/from lower Myanmar. Usually, locals travel to Myitkyina In Kachin state (also accessible by plane and a recommended traveling option), Bhamo (also accessible by boat, I recommend you to travel with river cruises that run along the Ayeyarwaddy river. For more info, read my review about Ayeyarqaddy river), Thibaw(Hsipaw), and of course Yangon. If you want a thrilling and fun adventure, you can take the train to Pyin Oo Lwin (beautiful hill station about 1 hour away from Mandalay, 3 hours by train). You can continue on to Thibaw(Hsipaw) which I highly recommend becuase you’ll be crossing the Gote Htate Bridge (built by the British), and the view is stunning. It won’t disappoint. Anyways, this is not an attraction but rather just a regular train station. Don’t stress out about finding it in your maps.
Written 20 September 2018
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China2,022 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I’ve got free time in the morning and decide to stroll around without expecting anything, so I just pop into the railway station and see what’s there. It was an interesting walk inside the station. It’s bare but authentic. Looks like what it was like at a train station in 1950s Hong Kong or Singapore.
Written 19 February 2018
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whitepaper
Metro Manila, Philippines76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
Anything to do with railways in Myanmar is going to be a rough experience. Filthy uncomfortable and very poorly maintained
Written 27 February 2016
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Derek F
Melbourne, Australia50 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Railway stations are just that - a place where journeys begin or end. They are full of travellers and the homeless. It is interesting but not a ‘must visit ‘ destination
Written 1 April 2018
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Matt K
Perth, Australia79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
If you want Upper Class seats to Hsipaw you will have to buy through an agent as they snaffle all the seats as soon as they are made available. But a very patient gentleman sorted out 2 pairs of facing ordinary seats for the two of us which were actually surprisingly fine (and I get really uncomfortable on airplane seats!). Also he made sure they were on the best side to see the bridge!
Written 24 November 2017
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Frances H
Siem Reap, Cambodia319 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Being a railway enthusiast I was attracted by its operation and being an important transport hub for many Burmese people. Above the station is the luxurious Hotel Marvel in which I stayed (see separate review) and elevators link platforms with reception. I was hoping to see relics from the days when the railways were built by the British but not so. I had to wait until I traveled from Mandalay towards Lashio on the North Shan Railway to see remaining examples of late Victorian railway engineering. I found making inquiries rather difficult as all the signs and destination boards were in Burmese however the locals willingly assisted me. Tickets for the train to Lashio (and elsewhere I believe) go on sale one day before departure. You cannot book well in advance, on the day you want to travel or even buy a return ticket. Because of this, it is fascinating at night to see so many families and other local travelers camped out along the platforms on rugs, mats, paper and cardboard - many under mosquito nets and some with washing hanging to dry. The train to Lashio left at 04.00 from Platform 4 and a kind railway employee pointed me in the right direction. Please see my separate review of my journey onto the Shan Plateau. No timetables are available to the public however there is a Tourist Information Office by the main entrance where the English speaking assistants will plan your journey in ordinary, upper or first class carriages. Whatever, the fares are inexpensive and a bargain, for example my upper class ticket from Mandalay to Hispaw (11 hour journey) cost 3,950 kyats one way (about $3).
Written 26 July 2017
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kaungsoethant
Mandalay Region, Myanmar32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
The Train railway Station is Middle of Mandalay City , Woo !! I love it location, If you want to go with Train No need to go out of city...
Written 27 June 2017
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kathy w
Toronto, Canada177 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I walked in and around the station on my way to the big outdoor market. No idea why it is listed as an attraction. It is dirty and surrounded by what I would call slums. I would not go out of my way to see it, walk around it or visit in any way unless I was going to use a train.
Written 24 March 2016
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taxdoug
London, england148 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
We came up on the overnight train from Yangon. I'm a self confessed railway nut and frankly you need to be to think about this journey! The train is not hugely clean and exceptionally bouncy - I slept for a few hours but don't imagine that many others did. On arrival you just want to be through this anonymous station (there is nothing to detain you) and head for a shower!
Written 10 February 2014
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