Pyin Oo Lwin or Maymyo is the most beautiful hill-station in Myanmar. It is situated on the edge of Shan Plateau. The town has 5 names; Maymyo, Pyin Oo Lwin (The Edge of Highland), Pann Myo (Flowers City), Nnin Myo (Snow City) and Taung Hlay Kharr Myo (Hill Stairs City). The British built the town because of its lovely situation in the high mountains.
The trace of British influence can still be seen although they retreated in 1948; The Stage Coaches, the Office Buildings and Private Houses in the British Style of Splendor, the trees and gardens and so on.
Things to see and visit in and around Pyin Oo Lwin now it is called: Pyi Chit Payar(The Marble Buddha Image that loves the nation), BE Waterfalls, Dat Taw Chaint Waterfalls, Peik Chin Myaung Waterfalls and Cave, Botanical Garden, Riding in one of the coaches to look around the town, the Tribal villages nearby the twon.
Try to taste the local coffee when you are there at the lovely hill-station. It is believed that the Myanmar local coffee has been cultivated there after the independence.
Why Maymyo should be visited?
- It is situated just at one and a half hour driving distance from the rich cultural city, Mandalay.
- Many nice and lovely hotels are there for staying overnihgt.
- Situated on the edge of Shan Hills, one can visit the town entering through the Chinese-Myanmar border town of Muse and Ruili(on China Side)