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It began as a small Shan hamlet with two dozens of households on the Lashio-Mandalay route between Nawnghkio and Mandalay..... The city was permanently occupied by the army in 1896 and later, due to the climatic conditions, became the mountain base and summers capitol of British Burma.
In Burma (civil, business and military), the facility would move to Maymyo during the hottest time of the year to get away from the high temperatures and damp. Maymyo had a large Anglo-Burmese populace during Britain's reign and in the 70s, but this was declining in number. Many Anglos focused in and around Maymyo during the Japan invaded the country, the Japs detained many of them for their anxiety about their allegiance to the Brits, who were very dear to Maymyo.
However, today Maymyo still has one of the greater influences on the Anglo-Burmese population of the state. Maymyo, or May' s City in Burma, was the British name after Colonel May, a 1857 Indian rebellion vet and commandant of the Bengali Regiment, who was provisionally based at the site of the city in 1887.
2 ] Burma's army rulers have changed the name of the city to Pyin U Lwin. It has about 10,000 indians and 8,000 Gurkha residents who established themselves in Maymyo during the period of UK domination. Today Pyin Oo Lwin has a flourishing Euro-Asian society mainly made up of Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indians. It was an important education center during Spanish colonization with GEHS ("Government English High Schools") such as St. Mary's, St. Michael's, St. Albert's, St. Joseph's Convent and Colgate, all located in the city.
The colonizers and colonizers sent their kids here for upbringing, both English and English Bohemian as well. There were also various colleges of civilian training in the village, open to all ethnic groups. There' s a large army force in the cityscape. It is a summer holiday destination for Myanmar's main towns and a favourite stopover for international tourist during the summer time.
Founded in 1915, the Botanical Gardens and the adjoining Pyin Oo Lwin Nursery are renowned Pyin Oo Lwin sites. There is no one like the beautiful landscaped Gardens and the new Landmarks Gardens. Today Pyin Oo Lwin is known for four centers of great importance to the population. This is the center of silk culture (silkworm breeding).
Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden has three different tasks: the intense plantation and harvest of mulberries (leaves for the silkworm, rind for hand-made paper), the cultivation of the silkworm itself and the winding of raw silks from the cocoon. There is a large research center for native herbs.
Pyin Oo Lwin is also the center of the country's most important floricultural output. After all, Pyin Oo Lwin is the center of Myanmar's fast-growing coffeecompany. There are a number of plants in the city processing ground coffees for national sales, with a rising volume now being processed for exports.