Myanmar - Dancing Train through Shan Mountains

„Dancing Slow Train“ from Thazi to Inle Lake Inle Lake is one of the most beautiful places in Burma. It attracts many visitors. Its an absolutely amazing scenic ride on the 'Slow Train From Thazi'. After crossing the plain from Thazi, the train enters the hills and climbs up a steep mountainside on a series of switchbacks, reversing several times and backing up the slope to gain height. In several places, the train loops around and doubles back on itself. One can see very English mock-Tudor station buildings in Thazi or at the old British hill station of Kalaw. (from seat61.com). Myanmar Railways is the state-owned agency that operates the railway network in Myanmar. The quality of the railway infrastructure is generally poor. Most remains in poor repair, and is not passable during the monsoon season. The max. speeds of trains on this line are 20 km/h ; (extract from Wikipedia). This Travel Video was recorded November 2015 by mickspatz (www.spatz-darmstadt.de).

Myanmar - Cruising Irrawaddy River from Mandalay to Bagan

The Irrawaddy River is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar. It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. It flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea. Irrawaddy River Cruises are famous for the best routes of Myanmar River Cruises navigating between Bagan and Mandalay. This video is a preview of a series of video recordings produced during a travel in Myanmar(Burma) in March 2011. More previews are available via www.spatz-darmstadt.de

Laos - Mekong River Cruise Luang Prabang to Huay Xay

This Travel Video reports about a 2-day Mekong River Cruise with a local cargo vessel from Luang Prabang (Northern Laos) to Huay Xay via Phak Beng in January-February 2012.

China - Chongqing-Kunming by HighSpeed Train

China already claims one of the most comprehensive railway systems in the world, and is expected to accelerate construction of its high-speed network even further in the near term.Covering 720 kilometers and connect at least 14 stations, the Chongqing-Kunming line comes with a 117 billion yuan (US$17.8 billion) price tag. Much of that money has been spent on the time and effort needed to bore dozens of tunnels and upgrade or raise even more bridges. Just under 70 percent of the rail line's total length passes through mountains or over valleys. Despite such engineering challenges, total construction time took just five years. Travel time between the two cities is shortened to be around three hours. gokunming.com/en

Shanghai - Transrapid Train (Maglev)

The Transrapid Maglev System is one of the fastest ground transportation systems in the world. Transrapid Maaglev is currently the fastest commerial maglev in use. The Transrapid system has a long development history, going back to the early 20th century. Today, the system is developed and built mainly by Siemens and ThyssenKrupp. Shanghai Maglev Train (SMT) operats between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Longyang Road Station. The whole 30 km trip will take only eight minutes.

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