Top Choice Park in Pyin Oo Lwin

National Kandawgyi Gardens

Founded in 1915, this lovingly maintained 435-acre botanical garden features more than 480 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. The most appealing aspect is the way flowers and overhanging branches frame views of K…
Buddhist Temple in Pyin Oo Lwin

Aung Htu Kan Tha Paya

Finished in March 2000, this dazzling pagoda is by far the region's most impressive religious building. It enshrines an enormous 17-ton white marble Buddha statue that fell off a truck bound for China in April 1997.…
Waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin

Anisakan Falls

Just north of Anisakan village, the plateau disappears into an impressive, deeply wooded amphitheatre, its sides ribboned with several waterfalls. The most spectacular of these is the gorgeous three-step Dat Taw Gya…
Cave in Pyin Oo Lwin

Peik Chin Myaung

About 5 miles east of Myaing Gyi is this Buddhist cave complex. Many Buddhist caves are little more than rocky niches or overhangs, but Peik Chin is much more extensive. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to the cav…
Museum in Pyin Oo Lwin

National Landmarks Garden

This extensive hilly park is dotted with representations of famous landmarks from around Myanmar. Some are pretty tacky, but if you haven't got time to tour the entire country… The entrance is opposite the National …
Historic Building in Pyin Oo Lwin

Candacraig Hotel

Formerly the British Club, this classic colonial pile comes complete with side turrets and is set in attractively manicured gardens. There's a slightly spooky air to the place, and many locals believe it's haunted. …
Monastery in Pyin Oo Lwin

Myaing Gyi

After descending a loop of hairpins from Pyin Oo Lwin, the Hsipaw road reaches attractive Myaing Gyi where a rickety monastery climbs a wooded hillside. Two minutes' drive further on, the roadside Wetwun Zaigone Mon…
Buddhist Temple in Pyin Oo Lwin

Maha Aung Mye Bon Thar Pagoda

Around 6am the pretty Maha Aung Mye Bon Thar Pagoda broadcasts Buddhist suttas (lectures) through its loudspeakers, just in case you need a free wake-up call. It is one of the busiest temples in town on festival day…
Temple in Pyin Oo Lwin

Chan Tak

This large, classically styled, if mostly modern, Chinese temple comes complete with ornate stucco dragons, rock gardens, a vegetarian buffet restaurant, landscaped ponds and a seven-tiered Chinese-style pagoda.
Mosque in Pyin Oo Lwin


Landmark central mosque, the tower of which resembles a lighthouse more than the average minaret.