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Pyin Oo Lwin


Founded in 1896 as a British hill station known as Maymyo, Pyin Oo Lwin remains a popular escape from the heat of Mandalay. These days, though, most visitors are well-off Burmese who stay in comfortable hotels or holiday homes south of the centre. The town is also an important military training centre and a sign as you approach from Mandalay hails “the triumphant elite of the future”.

You can get around the sights on foot, or hire a motorbike. Alternatively, you could take one of the town’s iconic horse-carts on a short tour for K3000–4000. They wait for customers in the centre of town, particularly around Purcell Tower and the Central Market.

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