Horse carts in front of former Croxton Hotel

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Former Croxton Hotel

Pyin Oo Lwin


Imposing former hotel from the colonial era.


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1. Candacraig Hotel

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Grand, off-pink building that's now used by the government (so it can't be entered) dating back to the colonial era.

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7. Purcell Tower

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Marking the town centre, this 1936 clock tower thinks it’s Big Ben, judging by its hourly chimes.

8. Shwezigone Paya

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