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Picture: "Map of Pyin Oo Lwin".
Tomorrow in Pyin Oo Lwin
They suggested bringing a tuk-tuk into the yard to conserve valuable hours and drive back in a horse-drawn carriage. Said she also said which door usually has horsecarts and said if we don't get back by a certain point in the day, she'll expect there will be no transport and she' ll be sending a tuk-tuk to another door (Burmese folks will probably organize everything for you).
As we arrived on the Tuk-Tuk, the whole welcome party came out to beckon us to say goodbye. You seem to do this every single times someone leaves, which makes me think I'm going on a big quest. First founded in 1915 by Alex Roger, a forest officer, on the model of the Kew Gardens (one of the Royal Gardens in London).
It was re-named Kandawgyi National Gardens in 2000 to encourage ecological tourism in Myanmar. We didn't get many crowds when we got here around 8:30. We' ve established a general itinerary to see the gardens and have been walking around. There are many native and non-native species of tree and flower (and other plants) in the Botanical Gardens.
When dawn began to warm up, more and more crowds came in, among them children on excursions. We visited the birdhouse and made our way to the butterfly museum. There are 3 botanical museums: the Fossil Museum (fossils of animals), the Petrified Wood Museum (plant fossils) and the Butterfly Museum.
In front of the Butterfly Museum is the part of the gardens which, in cooperation with the British Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), protects the native flora. There were more local residents at the picnics, as did the sweans in the lakes when they were fed sandwiches.
Took about 5 min. with the tuk-tuk to the backyard and 10 min. with the horses and carriages back to the guesthouse. Pullover knitwear, floral and kitchen garden, arbutus and pine apple plantation, coffe plantation and cattle farming are the major shops of Pyin Oo Lwin, which made me try my hand at coffe before leaving.
The Barista-Khine coffeeshop was not far from the guesthouse. So we tasted strawberries and strawberries and coffee, both very good. I' m here to buy a cup of tea, but all they were selling was Yangonese. When I arrived in Kalaw after more than a weeks, I found Pyin Oo Lwin cafe.
Gradually we went to the guesthouse for the period of the collective taxis. They call us to book our seats, give us free rein and collect our customers between the start and end points.