Pyin Oo Lwin

Founded by the British in 1896, Pyin Oo Lwin (ျပင္ဦးလြင္) was originally called Maymyo (“May-town”), after Colonel May of the 5th Bengal Infantry, and was designed as a place to escape the Mandalay heat.

Today, Pyin Oo Lwin has become famous for its fruit, jams and fruit wines. With the rise of the Myanmar version of the nouveau riche, Pyin Oo Lwin is a popular weekend and hot-season getaway, so get here sharpish to experience the historic town.

 

 

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