Chinese Temple Pyin Oo LwinPyin Oo Lwin Chinese Temple
Shoesfriendly terrain with a six-storey Chinese styled spire. Predicting your own destiny you can ask the monks in this temple for a small gift. A number of Chinese writing studies are studying calligraphy here. The Peik Chin Myaung Cave (also known as Maha Nandamu Cave) is situated on Lashio Street near Wetwun Province, 12 mi from Pyin Oo Lwin City.
It' a lime stone cavern between 230 million and 310 million years old. Peik Chin Myaung is the name of the cavern because many Peik Chin trees and shrubs are growing there. Peik Chin Myaung is about 20 feet across and 1,600 feet long. This long cavern is full of so many Buddha pictures and palagodas in different dimensions and positions at all angles and recesses.
There are many subterranean sources inside the cavern, which flow from different angles. It is one of the places of interest for the visitor. There' s a wall of water named the Three Layer Falls, just a few minutes walk from Peik Chin Myaung. First place to go is Kandawgyi Park and Botanical Gardens (the pool is in the garden).
It is considered the most beautyful in Myanmar. Presently refurbished to meet the highest standards, the gardens were re-named National Kandawgyi Gardens and operated by the Woodlands Group of Singapore. It was first planted in 1915 by the UK florist Mr Roger, who gathered plant and tree species and planted them on a 30-hectare site in today's Kandawgyi Gardens.
Then in 1919 the Italian authorities gave the gardens an approval with 170 hectares of agricultural and 70 hectares of drinking waters. Maymyo Botanical Gardens (Pyinoolwin) was designed by Kew Gardens in England. It was proclaimed a woodland reserve in 1920 and placed under the control of the local authorities.
4,840 saplings, mostly pines, were placed in the gardens, along with 575 different flowerings. Maymyo Botanical Gardens (National Kandawgyi Garden) currently hosts the abundant lives of 482 native and non-native tree populations (including gingko, which is elsewhere extinct) and more than 250 orchid varieties around Myanmar. There' s a small admission charge for the gardens and the lighthouse.
The Gokhteik is the highest in Myanmar, about 150ft overground.