If the familiar impression of Myanmar visitors is always "hot, hot and dry" along with countless Buddhist temples and towers, then in Pyin Oo Lwin - the Plateau City you will have an experience completely different from any tourist destination of this land of ten thousand pagodas.
Situated on the Shan plateau at an altitude of 1,070 meters above sea level, Myanmar's Pyin Oo Lwin has cool weather all year round, and the wild nature of the mountains can be compared to Dalat or Sapa in Vietnam. During the British colonial rule of Burma, this was also the place where the colonial administration built the resort and avoided the harsh summer heat of Myanmar.
The whole town is a miniature corner of the English countryside with a series of European-inspired architecture, ancient trees, and brilliant flowers. Especially the cost of tourism here is very soft, only from $ 50 - $ 70 you have a 2 or 3-day European style vacation in Asia. Therefore, do not hesitate to add this place to your Myanmar travel schedule for a new experience
Hotels in Pyin Oo Lwin are divided into two styles with different prices. Newly built modern hotels usually have the lowest prices of $ 20 to $ 25 per night. The second type is the small number of colonial buildings built in the early 20th century as resorts for the British colonial government and the wealthy British, now converted into hotels and resorts. The lowest price range from 50 - 70 $ up to several hundred, or even thousands of dollars. If you want cheap price but can still enjoy the style of the resort in the ancient villas, walk away from the town center more than 2km, Orchi Hotel NanMyaing offers rooms for $ 8 / bed or $ 20 / room standard 2 beds are a great choice.
Thanks to its cool climate all year round, Pyin Oo Lwin has always been famous for its sweet, fresh temperate vegetables. So add lots of these sweet vegetables to your menu. The main culinary style here is the cuisine of the Shan states and China. However, there are not many casual food stalls and restaurants to choose from. Restaurants are mainly located in the center of the town. The popular food stall opens only in the evening near the central market.
The center of the town is where shops and store of all styles, from China, India, Europe to ... Myanmar. Prominent in the center of town is the Purcell Clock Tower, a replica of Penang Tower (Malaysia). Near that is the central market with relatively abundant goods, most are fruits, vegetables, and local specialties. Strawberry jam, fruit jam, fruit wine are the most famous specialties here.
To avoid the heat of Myanmar, you can also choose to join one of our Burma River Cruises such as Anawrahta Cruise or Rv Paukan 2007