Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin formerly and referred to as Maymyo is a scenic hill town in Mandalay DivisionMyanmar, located in the Shan Highland, some 67 kilometers east of Mandalay, and at an altitude of 1,070 meters. The town was estimated to have a population of around 255,000 in 2014.

Pyin Oo Lwin is particularly noted for four centers of national economic importance. The Sericulture Research Centre(silk), the rearing of the actual silkworms, and the reeling of the silk from the cocoons. It has a large research Centre for indigenous medicinal plants. In addition, Pyin Oo Lwin is the centre of the country’s principal flower and vegetable production.  Lastly, Pyin Oo Lwin is the centre of Myanmar’s rapidly growing coffee industry.

There are a lot of beautiful places to explore in Pyin Oo Lwin, apart from nurseries, field of flowers and fruit trees. Pyin Oo Lwin’s botanical garden is 49 acres wide and there you will find natural forest with walking trails, a rose garden, an orchid house and a number of ponds. It is quite famous for its British lodges and country homes that still remain in good condition like Purcell Tower; the clock tower in which the clock was made in 1934 and Church of the Immaculate that is 100 year old.


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