About 2 hours drive from Mandalay, you will reach to this one time Briish hill station. It’s cool weather, eclectic architecture and stagecoaches give different taste to the travelers from the vast plain of Mandalay. The town dates from the early 20th century and its main street is part of the famous Burma road, an important route that leads to the north of the trading own of Lashio and beyond to the Muse at the Chinese border. Spots of major tourist interests includes the Peik Chin Myaung Cave, which houses many Buddha impges and some models of Myanmar’s most revered pagodas. The cave lies in a beautiful setting with some waterfalls around. Another interests is Kandawgyi Botanical Garden founded back in 1915, is home to a large variety of trees and flowers from around Myanmar and abroad as well as numerous birds and butterfly. What really makes Pyin Oo Lwin unique are brightly painted miniature stagecoaches drawn by lively teaks of horses, which take the place of trams or taxis.
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