Hsipaw, Myanmar (Burma)

Map of Hsipaw with roads and terrain

Transportation to Hsipaw


Hsipaw (Thibaw) is a town in Shan State in Eastern Myanmar. Every day, a train makes it laborious way up from Mandalay, via steep hills and a breathtaking gorge, to Hsipaw (and onward to Lashio). One of the 'must do' railway journeys of the world, the railway line between Pyin U Lwin and Hsipaw is a masterpiece of British engineering, designed primarily to bring trade (and thus control) to the Northern Shan State, an important ally of the British after the conquest of Upper Burma.

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Accommodations in Hsipaw

Top Things to Do in Hsipaw


Historic Walking Area

Northern Shan State Trek - Day Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tour

Lashio-Mandalay Train


Hsipaw Travel Tips & Reviews