It was built in AD 1896 by the British Captain May. Unlike Mandalay, it is a scenic hill town. It is formely called as Maymyo. It is also famous as flowers town. It takes only two hour drive from Mandalay.

Location

It is located in the Shan Highland, and on the main road of Mandalay-Lashio Highway.

Climate

The temperature at cold season is a low as 5.6°C.

Attractions in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pagodas

1) Maha Aung Myay Bon Thar Pagoda

Address:
Nearby the central market

2) Shwezigon Pagoda

Address:
Close to the sports ground, east of the market

3) Kyauk Taung Pagoda

Address:
West out skirts of town

4) Maha Ant Htu Kan Tha Pagoda

Address:
Pyin Oo Lwin-Lashio Highway
Near turn of Pwe Kauk Waterfalls

5) Paikchin Myaung Gu Pagoda

It is inside Natural Limestone cave. It features some dramatic cascades of stalactites and stalactites and stalagmites with numerous Buddha images carved by devotees.
Address:
Near Wetwun village
12 miles northeast of Pyin Oo Lwin

Other Attractions

1) Dattaw Gyaik falls or Anisakan falls

Address:
6miles South of Pyin Oo Lwin
Near the village of Anisakan

2) Pwe Kauk Waterfalls

Address:
5miles Northeast of Pyin Oo Lwin

3) National Kandawgyi Garden

It is founded in 1915 by English botanist Alex Rodgers. It is formerly named as botanic garden of Maymyo. It has more than 480 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. It has representations of famous landmarks from around Myanmar
Address:
One mile south of main road

4) Chan Tak Chinese Buddhist Temple

Address:
East of circular road

5) All Saint’s Church

Address:
South of main road

6) Hindu Temples and Mosques

Address:
Main road through town

7) Purcell Tower or Clock Tower

It was a present from Queen Victoria and it is chime is said to copy Big Bang of England.
Address:
North of the central market

8) Cyber City (Pyin Oo Lwin)

 

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