Pyin U Lwin

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The waterfall at the bottom was well worth the effort.  When we arrived we were alone but were soon joined by local teenagers and a couple of monks.  Some energetic souls climbed up to the rocks over which the water flows but I was content where I was.

Base of the falls.

On the way back we passed the local school 'bus', like most of the transportation in Pwin U Lwin it came in Army green.

The Gokteik Viaduct, "A delicate tracery of silver lacework, On a soft pile of green velvet. Clear in the rice-coine morning air".Win Pe

Built by the Pennsylvania Steel Company between February and December of 1900.   Considered an engineering marvel in it's time, for many years the 700m span was the second highest in the world.  

I had planned to travel over this bride in 2002 but was prevented by torrential rain.  In 2005 we made it,

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