About Pyin Oo Lwin
Pyin Oo Lwin formerly known as Maymyo is a highland town in Mandalay Division. In 1896, the British military established the city and named Maymyo ( May’s town). It became the summer capital of British Burma to escape the heat of Yangon. Later, the military government of Burma renamed Pyin Oo Lwin. Sweater Knitting, flower and vegetable gardens, strawberry and pineapple orchards, coffee plantations and cow rearing are the main local business of the town.
There are lots of tourist attractions you must visit in this city.
National Kandawgyi Botanical Garden
The beautiful flowers bloom every season in Pyin Oo Lwin. That is the reason people call it the flower city. The famous botanical garden (National KandawGyi Park) was opened in 1915 by the management of the British military. It shows the various species of colorful flowers such as orchid, rose and wildlife flower including lakes and birdlife. The flowers festival usually takes place held in December and it attracts thousands of visitors.
The pagodas are also the main attraction of Pyin Oo Lwin. The Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar and Aung Chantha are famous Pagodas with an interesting story in town. If you want to experience a peaceful life, you should not miss visiting these Pagodas.
All Saints Anglican Church
This Church founded in 1912 and a great historical interest place of Pyin Oo Lwin. It is situated at the foot of the governor’s hill. It was a church where the governor’s daughter held the wedding ceremony. In Pyin Oo Lwin, most of the historical places are now hotels including the governor’s house. This old church remains a nice stop for travelers reminding the British colonial times in Burma.
There are dozens of waterfalls in Pyin Oo Lwin. But, some are unexplored and difficult to get there. Pwe Gauk waterfall, Anisakan waterfall, De Doke waterfall, and Nat Kyaung waterfalls are famous waterfalls in town. And you need to visit all of these waterfalls.
If you are a strawberry lover, you should not miss visiting this farm. It is a beautiful farm with a waterfall, strawberry and flower fields. This farm offers pure milk and fresh strawberry for the visitor, so make sure you taste the fresh strawberry juice.