Pyin OO Lwin

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Maymyo (Pyin OO lwin), is a scenic hill town in Mandalay Division, Myanmar, located in the Shan Highland, some 67 kilometers (42 mi) east of Mandalay, and at an altitude of 1,070 meters (3510 ft).The town has now reverted to Maymyo – if it ever changed with locals. Many of the bungalows and villas that the British built are now occupied by rich Indians or Chinese.The town has approximately 10,000 Indian and 8,000 Gorkha inhabitants who settled in Maymyo during British rule. Today, Pyin Oo Lwin has a thriving Eurasian community, consisting mostly of Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indians. Now there has many races as Chinese, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Shan, and so on. Pyin Oo Lwin is also well known for its colonial style houses with large compound and pine trees, unique horse carriages in town. Pyin Oo Lwin is also a good place for shopping. Knitted sweaters, wines, Strawberry jams and various fresh fruits are popular products of Pyin Oo Lwin. Organic ground coffee from local plantations is good enough for export, as well The National Kandawgyi Gardens (formerly National Botanical Gardens) is located in the Alpine town about 1.5 km south of Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly Maymyo), Myanmar.



Country Myanmar
Languages spoken Burmease