Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Overview

Once the summer capital of the Raj in Burma, Pyin U Lwin retains some of the ‘hill station’ look that cities like Darjeeling and Simla in India used to have in the 1960s and 1970s. Because of its history as a summer capital and a military centre of the Indian Army during British times, it has both a large Indian population and strong Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian communitues. As a town near the border of China, many Chinese people are also settling down in this pleasant hill town. It is also an important market center for goods from the Shan State and Kachin territories and an important military base. At an elevation of 1070 meters above sea level, there is an abundance of flowers, strawberries, and coffee beans that will make you find a curiously diverse place on your visit. The city and its surroundings are very green and, together with the comforting climate; make a pleasant atmosphere for some days to chill out.

Get In

By train
By bus
By pick-up
By taxi

Get around

On foot
By bicycle
By horse cart
By motorbike
By motorbike taxi

See & Do

National Kandawgyi Gardens
Purcell Tower
English Cemetery
Shiva Temple
Chinese Temple
The Candacraig (now the Thiri Myaing Hotel)
Anisakan Falls
Pwe Kauk Falls
Pyeik Chin Miang
Shan Villages
Take a train over the Goteik Viaduct
All Saints Anglican Church
Aung Chantha Paya

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