Pyin-Oo-Lwin, the most beautiful summer resort and enjoyable
hill-station, is lied between 96º to 97º East Longitude and 22º North
Latitude. Geographically, it is located on the western part of Shan
Plateau and set on a vast plain enclosed by deciduous forest around.
Under the atmosphere of temperate, weather and bloom of horticultural
flowers all around the year, it is best known for enrichment of
biodiversities, beautiful mansions and other buildings in terraced
pattern, assuming a European style and fantastic world.
After dry-zone in Patheingyi Township the up-hill journey starts and
the scenery and natural environs gradually change. After half an hour
driving, the mid-way camp of view-point and 21 miles camp will be
arrived. To enjoy the panoramic view of Mandalay palace enclosed by
water-moat, the golden spires and white-washed stupa, sky-scrappers the
crest Ayerwaddy river and grand Inn-wa bridge, then the green Sagaing
hill, it is the best point.
Among the clock-tower in Myanmar, the oldest one is that of Purcell
Clock-Tower in Pyin-Oo-Lwin, next to Zaycho Clock tower at Mandalay. The
clock-tower is the land-mark of Pyin-Oo-Lwin and one of the major
attractions for the visitors. The large dial-face is set at the cardinal
point each about 65-70 feet elevation.
Market is a community and information centre Food-stuffs and items
could be purchased at the new market. But, the regional products
just-like the woolen sweater, jam and preserve, fruits and flowers,
country-wines and tea-leaf are the commonest souvenirs for the visitors.
Pwe-kauk or B.E water-fall is the oldest one and the
closet fall from Pyin-Oo-Lwin. The nature was such a beautiful scenery
and the environs were so tranquil in imaginative phenomenon covered with
beautiful wild-flowers, cultivated plantations and gardens in fantastic
Wetwun or Peikchinmuaung
waterfall and Cave
Though, This area is beautifully composed of many caves with amazing
stalactites and stalagmites, Now, the great cave of Mahanandamu is
located just at the entrance of Peik chinmyaung, the long cave is filled
with so many Buddha images and pagodas in various sizes and position at
every corner,(about 300)
The noticeable fact of the cave is that the crystal clear water
inside the cave ,cold in summer, warm in winter to cure the
skin-diseases, eye ailments. There are a reasonable number of colonial
buildings in their former structure and beauty, eg. Governor's House,
Summer House, Flag House, Guest House etc. Thiri-Myaing called
Canda-Craing, in the form of Victorian architecture. Nan-Myaing hotel,
Gandamarmyaing hotel, Hindu Temple, Mosque Chinese Temple.
This Buddha image is the newest one but the most famous
and venerable image. The Grand Buddha of white marble resides one a
bejeweled throne in the grand-temple, located on the hillock.
Pyin-Oo-Lwin was a recreational resort of Europe, especially Britain
and American, even known as 'little England of the East' in those days.
damson wine is mainly produced in American technology. For Pyin-Oo-Lwin,
damson wine is differently produced in two types: pure damson wine or
mild one and damson port wine or the strong one.
It is one of the cities in northern Shan State and for tea-leaves
production. On the way to Thibaw, the famous "Goke hteik viaduct" will
be enjoyed just beyond Kyaukme and before Thibaw. Regarding on its
impressive structure, it is highly regarded as the prettiest bridge in
Myanmar comparable to Wesminster bridge over Thame river of Englang.
Bawgyu pagoda is the commonest visiting point of the city and
plantations are also enjoyable.
Most of the cities are now becoming cycling activities and base-camps
for trekking to ethnic village, especially Pa-Laung villages on the
slopes nearby. Inn-lay lake, kalaw and Pindaya and their environs are
the best places for trekking and ethnic studies.