Pyin Oo Lwin (May’s Town) after the founding by British Colonel May in 1896, becomes the distinctive summer capital. Touching the scent of mountainous region with picturesque view points. Maymyo is suggest as a Top must visit when you arrive Myanmar (by Lonely-Planet). Decorating the prestige of town with impressive colonial buildings and the spirit of retreat from the heat of Mandalay. Pyin Oo Lwin city welcomes the curious and laid-back visitors.
Historically, the town was founded after the entire annexation of British Colony over Burma Regarding as a summer capital and a colonial administration. English-based high schools and religious churches are abundant. Because it is a charming town, rich in colorful flowers and pine trees, people appreciate as small London. Variety of ethnic groups together with the settlement of Indian people which are descendants from Railway workers and Chinese people.
After Independence in 1948, it got the new name Pyin OO Lwin, trying to establish various Defense Service Academy. Classical mansions and colonial structures and pleasing streets still reveal the reputation of Pyin Oo Lwin. Naturally landmarks to discover include Purcell Tower, All Saints’ Church, Governor’s House, Candacraig Hotel, National Kandawgyi Botanical Garden, Pwe Kauk waterfall and Aung Htu Kan Tha Pagoda.