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Gokteik Viaduct

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The photographer Ko Zin tell it as a 'Viaduct To Heaven. The bridge is between the two towns of Pyin U Lwin, the summer capital of the former British colonial administrators of Burma, and Lashio, the principal town of northern Shan State. It is the highest bridge in Myanmar and when it was completed, the largest railway trestle in the world. The bridge is located approximately 100 km northeast of Mandalay.

 

Thanks for Ko Zin for letting me share. 

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I've never been to there actually though I'd been here for more than a year. How can I reach there? Thanks Sai Sai! 



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I've never been to there actually though I'd been here for more than a year. How can I reach there? Thanks Sai Sai! 

Please check the link http://mingalapar.co...ct/?hl=viaduct 



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Really awesome! Just like the photographer said it's a really like a way to heaven.
Is the same and continues as Death Railways  of Kachanaburi from Thailand? 



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I heard walking on the viaduct is now banned. Is that right? 



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I heard walking on the viaduct is now banned. Is that right? 

Yeah.. Miley.  Railway officials have warned enthusiasts who like to stroll along the country’s highest rail bridge, which towers more than 100 metres above a ravine in Shan State. Pedestrians have now been banned from Gokteik Viaduct as a safety measure.

 

So, definitely no selfies now on the viaduct. But it's a right rule for safety of the people. 



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Really awesome! Just like the photographer said it's a really like a way to heaven.
Is the same and continues as Death Railways  of Kachanaburi from Thailand? 

No.. the death railways of Kachanaburi is continuous with the railways from Mawlamyine.. The Gokhtike viaduct is a quite different one.. It's constructed during colonial era and now about 100 years old.. It's in Shan state of Myanmar..  



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I don't know how he took this video. The gokteik viaduct is really amazing! watch it 







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