Myanmar destinations

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin (or Maymyo) is a scenic hill town locates at 67 kilometers (42 mi) east of Mandalay, and on the height of 1,070 meters (3510 ft). Thanks to its special position, Pyin Oo Lwin was designed as a place to escape the Mandalay heat.

After its colonial era, Pyin Oo lwin still remains numerous colonial mansions and churches. It is now the house of the descendants of the Indian and Nepali workers who came here to lay the railway line during the colonial days. Nowadays, Pyin Oo Lwin’s become a beautiful blend between the traditional Myanmar and the 19th-century European style, which build up the town’s main highlights, inclu ding the gorgeous National Kandawgyi Gardens, Dat Taw Gyaint waterfall, Peik Chin Myaung cave, Seven Waterfall Trek… Exploring the town on a horse cart or trekking by a self-riding motorcycle is a really exciting experience.

Beside the old charm and an ideal weather for weekend and hot-season-escaping vacations, Pyin Oo Lwin is also famous for the fruits, jams and wines.

Climate, best time to visit

In Pyin Oo Lwin, the summers are short, hot, and partly cloudy; the winters are short, cool, and mostly clear; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 8ºC (46.4°F) to 33ºC (91.4°F).

The best time to visit Pyin Oo Lwin is from late February to mid April and from late October to late November.

How to get in and out

You can travel from Yangon and Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin by private car. In the Bitish colonial time, a railway was built to connect Pyin Oo Lwin with Mandalay, which is now still operated.

To get around the town, you can jump on a horse cart or get a private car. For trekking, hiring a motorcycle is a great idea.

For further travels, you can back to Yangon and Mandalay.