It was a humid afternoon and we were spending time at the Bogyoke Market, with no agenda for the day till our late afternoon visit to Shwedagon Pagoda and a sumptuous seafood dinner at night.
Spotting the railway turned us into kids instantly. We were happy to follow the locals, and found our way to the train station Pha Yar Lan.原来站名是Pha Yar Lan, 它位于著名的Bogyoke Market (Scott Market)后方。虽然酷热难挡，难得有feel，街拍一下。到了售票处，我们都愣住了。缅甸的文字和数字都是一堆圆圆圈圈，该怎么买票呢？幸好，站员很友善，他用英语大概解释了Yangon Circular Rail全票只需要 200 kyats（大约新币$0.30)，这是没有空调的普通列车。乘搭空调列车的价钱则是300 kyats（大约新币$0.40)。
We stared long and hard at the train schedule, which did not make much sense to us. Fortunately for us, the staff was extremely helpful. He explained the ticket prices (200 kyats for non air-conditioned trains and 300 kyats for air-conditioned rides) and train duration to us. So off we go on an impromptu Yangon circular train trip!
Came across a few articles of tourists who mentioned that they needed passports for ticket purchase, and paid 1000 kyats for the train ride. I would say we’ve got a very good deal despite being tourists.
200 kyats 在缅甸语里象 Joo – 和我的名字一样哦！
The train brings you into the local neighbourhoods, slow and nice for a hot and humid afternoon. I would rather be inside a train than to be walking on the streets.
It was probably about 90 minutes into the train journey when we chanced upon a bustling market set up on the left side of the railway. Train passengers became instant customers to the local stall holders. 轨道旁都是卖着新鲜蔬果的小贩，乘客们也顿时间变成了顾客，开始与小贩讨价还价起来。We were extremely delighted to be part of the crowd, although we couldn’t stay for long.
接下来，经过了一场午后雷阵雨，3小时的旅程步入尾声。列车缓缓驶向Pha Yar Lan，乘客逐渐增加，回到了城市喧嚣里。
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