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Pyin Oo Lwin


Considered as the Myanmar’s Highland City of Flowers, Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly Maymyo) is a scenic hill town in Mandalay Division, Myanmar. It is located in the Shan Highland, about 67 kilometers east of Mandalay and 1070 meters above the sea level. Pyin Oo Lwin is known for its different species and colorful flowers grown intensively and a special system of resorts. In 1896, the British developed it as a hill station because of its cool and comfortable climate, even in the hot season. During the colonial period, Pyin Oo Lwin was also an important educational center as well as the base of colonial government in every hot season. Nowadays, Pyin Oo Lwin is an attractive destination thanks to its wonderful landscape and a lot of Edwardian-style houses of the old colonial government. Visitors can spend a days to enjoy the quietness and coolness of this town. It is also a good place for shopping with many products such as knitted sweaters, wines, strawberry jams and various fresh fruit.

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