Pwe Kauk Falls

Pyin Oo Lwin

Called Hampshire Falls in British times, Pwe Kauk is more small weirs and splash pools rather than a dramatic waterfall, but the forest glade setting is pretty. A series of little wooden bridges, souvenir stands and children’s play areas add to the attraction for local families.

It’s a two-minute drive down a steep, easily missed lane excursion off the Hsipaw road that starts directly north of Aung Htu Kan Tha Paya.

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