Hsipaw:  Hsipaw (pronounced ‘See-Po’) is a small town in the Shan state of Eastern Myanmar that has been gaining recognition as a must-see destination for intrepid travelers. A charming and laid-back townis surrounded by mountainous landscapes and has become the gateway for those wishing to explore the hills to visit or trek around ethnic minority villages and see how life outside of the cities still operates. The train ride from Mandalay to Hsipaw promises gorgeous views and perhaps the most exciting ride out of all railway expeditions in Myanmar.