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You can Enjoy With Pyin Oo Lwin One Day Tour

At more than 1070 metres above sea level, Pyin Oo Lwin is a popular hill station about 70 kilometres from Mandalay on the fringe of the Shan plateau. It is a former British colonial summer hill station and nowadays Pyin Oo Lwin is an ideal and refreshing destination for visitors to Upper Myanmar. Well known for its colonial-style houses with large compound and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in town. Delightfully cool and pleasant the whole year round, in sharp contrast to the rest of upper Myanmar. Most places of interest can be reached on foot, by bicycle or a horse card though Kandawgyi National Botaniacl Gardens, Pyin Oo Lwin market, Pwe Kauk Falls, Dat Daw Chaing waterfall, Paik Chinmyaung caves at Wet Wun (Wet Win) and the Pagoda of the Reluctant Buddha are best.

Tour Highlights in Pyin Oo Lwin

  1. National Kandawgyi Gardens
  2. National Landmarks Garden
  3. Pwe Kauk Waterfalls (B.E)
  4. Peik Chin Myaung Cave
  5. Dattawgyaik Waterfall
  6. Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda
  7. National Kandawgyi Gardens
  8. National Kandawgyi Gardens

The National Kandawgyi Gardens (formerly National Botanical Gardens) is located in the Alpine town about 1.5 km south of Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly Maymyo), Myanmar. This 437 acre (including 70 acres of lakes) contains countless specimens of Myanmar's rich natural resources:  forestland (pines, bamboo, teak and other trees), open parkland with peacocks, swans, ducks and full of temperate flowers in season, orchids, and roses.  The Gardens were first developed by Mr. Alex Rodger, the Forest Research Officer of the time, and Lady Cuffe, a botanist from Kew Botanical Gardens, London.  They were declared a State-recognized Garden in 1917.  By 1942 it contained 178 species of orchids.  Today it has almost 600 species of local and foreign trees, and the largest orchid collection in Myanmar.  There are also a walk-in aviary and an aerial walkway, as well as a lookout tower (with elevator).

Entrance fee for foreigners: 4,000 kyats.  Buggy hire for a 20 minute tour: 8,000 kyats.

The National Landmarks Garden is just beside the Kandawgyi National Botanical Gardens. It consists of scale models of well-known landmarks from each State in Myanmar, including its most famous pagodas, spread over 50 acres of parkland. There is a mini theme park and a huge garden. Established in 2006 with the aims to be able to observe ancient cultural edifices, pagodas and stupas, palaces, caves, hills and mountains can be viewed round collectively in the garden.

The Pwe Kauk Falls is a very pleasant picnic spot in Pyin Oo Lwin where many Myanmar families come for a picnic.

Peik Chin Myaung Cave (also known as Maha Nandamu Cave) is located on the Lashio road near Wetwun village, 12 miles east of Pyin Oo Lwin town.

Dattawgyaik Waterfall is one of the recreation sites full of significant and natural beauty.

The building of this Pagoda has a history of its own. The reason was that three marble Buddha Images sculpted in Mandalay were being transported to their planned destination in China.


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