Mandalay to Myitkyina: Views from the train

On February 14th, I caught a 20 hour train from Mandalay to Myitkyina, in Kachin State, Burma. I took a bunch of photos from my window; here are a few of the things I saw:

As we passed through one particular stretch, I really felt like the landscape was something out of a dinosaur movie, except with power lines and occasional homes and temples dotting the landscape:

I had 3 people sharing my sleeping car and luckily none of them snored – a rarity on public transit in Burma.

A few more random shots I got from the moving train as we headed northward:

Lesson of this post: if you like to take in a good view and enjoy a long train ride (or flight), always choose the window seat.

One Comment

  1. laura b. July 7, 2009 at 02:35 #

    these are fantastic, chris!

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