Complete Pyin Oo Lwin Travel Guide

Pyin Oo Lwin is a very charming town in northern Myanmar. It is often known as the best summer escape during the British Colony. Today, it still reflects the nostalgic beauty while its natural wonders is a big draw for visitors who want to explore the floral diversity. 
This comprehensive travel guide of Pyin Oo Lwin will help you to plan your best trip to the area as well doing something different that is not mentioned in an ordinary travel book :

Top Things to see

The very first reason is Pyin Oo Lwin offers cool weather. It is a wonderful treat for the heat from tropical weather. Additionally, the area is full of natural attractions including waterfalls, mountains. Pyin Oo Lwin is also home to numerous British architect that you should admire. Discover more about top attractions of Yangon :

National Kandawgyi Botanic Garden

This is the most prominent attraction in Pyin Oo Lwin, Kandawgyi garden features over 480 species of flower and tree. It was founded in 1915 and stretch along 435 acres with a beautiful lake in the middle.

Dat Taw Gyaint Waterfalls

Listed in top 10 beautiful waterfalls in Myanmar, Dat Taw Gyaint is the most stunning one in the area which is located not far from Anikasan village.  

Goteik Viaduct

Once the highest viaduct in the world, Goteik offers awe-inspiring rail ride over a spectacular valley. This is a popular spot not only for tourist but local alike

British Buildings

Amongst the architect remaining from British Era, churches are the most visible. Within the boundary of Pyin Oo Lwin, you will have chance to see some of the most notable building including Seventh-day Adventist Church, All Saint's church or Church of the Immaculate Conception. 
Many hotels in town have been converted from the old building with rich history that you should see such as Candacrag Hotel. 

Central Morning Market

Unlike other ordinary markets, this morning market is full of flowers and the colors from local plantation. There are also chances to savour tasty local foods, especially the famous Shan States

Things You Should Not Miss

Beside visiting the highlighted must-sees, there are other activities that can make your days occupied in a very good way :

Coffee Tour

This unique experience lasts for half day. It allows you to understand the local coffee plantation and how Burmese develop their coffee culture. 

Trekking Adventure

Pyin Oo Lwin is probably less known on the trekking map of Myanmar but it really treasures breathtaking trails that only insider travel experts know. These treks often combines perfectly the cultural interaction with trek trails along river, dense jungle. For more details, please check Myanmar Trekking 

How to get to Pyin Oo Lwin

The best way is to hire a private car from Mandalay then enjoy a scenic road for 2 hours. 
If you are an active traveler, rent a motorbike in Mandalay and wind yourself along the mountain road where you can also pass by the Anisakan waterfall before reaching the town. 


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