Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pyin Oo Lwin, 68km southest Mandalay, is an old yet worth-visiting colonial hill station standing 1,050 meter over the ocean level. In 1886, it was constructed by Colonel May and called Maymyo (May’s town). With a favorable geographical position, Pyin Oo Lwin has moderate temperature – maintaining being cool throughout the year.

One can reach to Pyin Oo Lwin by either rail or road. If choosing coming by road, one will have a chance to experience a few S-curves along the way getting to Pyin Oo Lwin, grasping the superior perspective of Mandalay and panorama surrounding scene when reaching the viewpoint at 21 mile (34 km) en-route.

The town is additionally acclaimed as “the city of blossoms” for its richness in mixtures of flowers like dahlias, asters and chrysanthemums. Nowadays, coffee and strawberries are broadly planted in hectares commercial areas.

In 1936, the Purcell Tower was built and became a historical landmark in the ancient colonial town with the remained English building style including turrets, chimneys and garbles. One of the most remarkable experiences here is to take horse drawn carriage along shady trees boulevards which would let you appreciate the vistas of charming complex of course. National Kandawgyi Garden (once called Botanical Garden) which covered around 400 acres of land of different sorts of blooms, bushes and plants, trees, gardens, lake and indigenous medication plantations would give you another impression of the town. A watch tower in it has the capacity see the entire enclosure.

In addition, Pwegauk waterfall – a relaxation destination, Datawgyaik waterfall – the highest 70m waterfall in Myanmar, and 200 million years of age Peikchinmyaung natural cave are the natural beauties close-by Pyin Oo Lwin recommended to visit.

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