Situated on the western bank of the river Ayeyarwaddy, Pyin Oo Lwin is about 7 miles far from the north of Mandalay. This upper area offers cool days and nights, therefore it is a great summer get away. Besides, houses with the rich traditional style and a variety of historical remnants remind visitors the fascinating history of Burma. It seems that every site here bring the Burmese breath, so this upper Myanmar is absolutely an amazing choice for your unforgettable Myanmar vacation.

Introduction

This upper area offers cool days and nights, therefore it is a great summer get away. Besides, houses with the rich traditional style and a variety of historical remnants remind visitors the fascinating history of Burma. It seems that every site here bring the Burmese breath, so this upper Myanmar is absolutely an amazing choice for your unforgettable Myanmar holidays.  

Place to visit

KANDAWGYI BOTANICAL GARDEN Founded by a British botanist in 1915, the Botanical Garden maintained 435-acre featuring more than 480 species of flowers, shrubs and trees. The most appealing aspect is the way flowers and overhanging branches frame views of Kandawgyi Lake’s wooden bridges and small gilded pagoda. In addition, there are also the swimming pool, aviary, orchid garden, butterfly museum and the bizarre Nan Myint Tower, which is included in the admission. One of the most appealing sites of this lovely garden is well-arranged vast meadow and flower beds. PEIK CHIN MYAUNG (MAHA NANDAMU CAVE) Situated 12 miles far from Wetwun village to the east, Peil Chin Myaung cave is easily accessible by car. Prior the cave’s formation, this place was under seawater. That lime piled up created a wide range of beautiful hillocks. There appeared stalactites and others in the shape of chandeliers by dint of water drop from rock and limestone. On entering into the cave you will see spectacular springs flowing from various directions. Additionally, pure and cool water seeps from the crack of rock, giving travellers the sense of refreshment and relaxation. This water is thought to be able to cure eye ailments; hence a lot of people take it home as a miracle medicine of nature. It takes you approximately 15 minute walking to the end of the cave. Along the way, there has a series of scenes from Buddhist scriptures interspersed with stupas and Buddha images on rock. MAHA ANTHTOOKANTHAR PAYA There’s existed an interesting story around this pagoda. There were 3 marble Buddha figures made in Mandalay and prepared to be taken to China. On the way of transportation, one of the Buddha figures fell from the lorry and could not be reloaded due to its weight. Despite many considerable efforts, it couldn’t be lift. Consequently, only 2 figures were taken to China. A local Buddhist monk decided to try to lifting the figure by sitting for 7 days on it, preaching to the locals and reciting stories about Buddha. After 7 days, the figure was apparently easily lifted and placed in its current location. The local people built a pagoda as an offering to Buddha. Finished in March 2000, this pagoda is by far the region's most impressive religious building, which enshrines a 17-ton white marble Buddha statue that fell off a truck bound for China in April 1997. After significant attempts to retrieve the Buddha failed, it was decided that the statue 'is proposed to stay in Myanmar'. ANISAKAN FALL Located to in the north of Anisakan village, this plateau disappears into a mysteriously deeply wooded amphitheater with several waterfalls on mountainside. The most spectacular is the gorgeous three-step Dat Taw Gyaik, whose last stage thunders into a shadow splash pool next to a small pagoda on the valley floor. It is highly recommended to go in the early morning or late afternoon to enjoy the best view and freshest air here.