Peik Chin Myaing (Cave & Waterfall)
Maymyo was originally a Shan-Danu village; in 1896 it became a hill station that served as a retreat for European civil servants stationed in Mandalay.We hope also to take you to Pyin Oo Lwin or May Myo, just 70 kilometers from Mandalay it boasts a perfect climate and peaceful setting. We hope you’ll find it a refreshing respite from the hot, dusty, hectic streets of Mandalay, Myanmar’s last royal capital. The British developed Pyin Oo Lwin as a hill station due to its cool alpine climate. The unique horse carriages and British colonial houses make Pyin U Lwin one of Myanmar’s little gems.It is also considered the melting pot of Burma as it still has the largest community of Anglo-Burmese, Anglo-Indian, native Shan, Myanmar and Chinese immigrants especially from Yunnan.During your visit you can visit the colourful market, take an easy stroll in the centre of the town to see the Purcell tower which was a gift from the Queen of England and which chimes the same 16 notes played by Big Ben in London. You can also take a horse drawn carriage to the National Botanical gardens. The natural forest was transformed into the botanical garden in 1915 by British forestry official Mr. Charles Alex Rogers. The 436 acre garden includes many species of local and foreign trees, rare indigenous and endangered native orchid species, seasonal flowers of native and foreign origin, recreational lawns and alluring landscape. A walk through the rain forest and swamp walkway is a real delight.The visit of the day includes: explore the downtown area on foot, from Purcell Tower, whose hourly chimes duplicate the 16 notes played by Big Ben in London. The main street is a mix of colonial-era buildings and graceless modern Chinese architecture. Kandawgyi National Gardens- a 437-acre lake, forestland and flowers galore, the park was originally built in 1915-16 by British forestry official Mr. Charles Alex Rogers. One can admire the immense landscaped flowerbeds, exotic orchids, wide-open meadows and whispering pine forests.
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