Pyin Oo Lwin old British Station

Pyin Oo Lwin is the former Maymyo a old British hill station

 

Pyin Oo Lwin is east of Mandalay, 3539 ft (1078 m) above sea level where one can enjoy cool and clean weather and air and avoid hot and humid summer heat and there is one of Myanmar’s best Botanical Garden (Kandawgyi). The town is so full of all kinds of flowers that it is call Pan Myo Daw (The Royal City of Flowers) in fondness and affection.

Here you will notice two significant things, one is ivy-covered colonial buildings and colorfully painted closed wagons drawn by ponies and fixed with shiny brass lamps.

The best known picturesque water falls are Dattaw Gyaink (Hollow of the Sacred Relic), Wetwun Falls and Pwegauk Falls or better known as B.E. Falls as it is near the Depot of Burma Engineer Corps.

Another scenic spot is the Botanical Garden  (Kandawgyi) covering 240 acres (97 hectares) in 1915-16. A wide lake of 65 acres (26 hectares) was dug by Turkish P.O.W.s during World War I.It was named Harcourt-Butler Lake in honor of the then Governor, Sir Harcourt Butler. The gardening of the area and the lake were finished in 1920. There are totally 4840 trees belonging to 575 species in the garden as well as seasonal flowers and orchids collected from all over the country.

 

A interesting sightseeing spot around

is Peikchin Myaung Grotto; Peikchin is a betel-vine like long pepper. The said cave or grotto nestles in a range of hilly terrain rediscovered in 1989, measuring 20 ft (6 m) at the opening and is about 1600 ft (488 m) deep. Stalactites hang down from the limestone ceiling and there are numerous springs converging to form a spring-fed stream, which flows through the grotto cascading down the boulders thereof.

In Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar Burma times stand still

Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly Maymyo

The botanical Garden in Pyin Oo Lwin with lake and plenty of exotic flowers Myanmar Burma

Botanical Garden (Kandawgyi)

The botanical Garden in Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar Burma

Turkish P.O.W.s during World War I,

The famous Candacraig Hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar Burma

The famous Candacraig Hotel