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Temporal E-mail The Temporal ID for Pyin Oo Lwin is Asia/Rangoon. Geo-Names ID The Geo-Names ID for Pyin Oo Lwin is 1309937.
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OO LWIN - Pyin Oo Lwin takes a great deal for such a small place. Situated 1,070 metres above sealevel and 67 kilometres 67 kilometres eastern of Mandalay in the Shan Hills, the former UK mountain terminal houses some well-preserved baronial architectures, two top army colleges, more than half ado Hindu temple and Myanmar's only botanic gardens.
Outside the city you can see the first and most beautiful coffeehouses of the land, boxes full of products that thrive in its moderate climates, among them wild strawberry and a wide range of flower, and nature features such as two beautiful falls in the immediate vicinity. Founded by the British in 1896, the city was initially called Maymyo or "May's Town" after Colonel May, who was in command of an Indian-British army regime that was provisionally based here in 1887.
Uniforms of the Defense Services Academy and the Defense Services Technological Academy are usual on the weekend around the main square, near the Purcell Watch Towers. Though most of the pre-British population of the place where Pyin Oo Lwin is today standing consisted of ethnical Danu, today a considerable part of the population of the city is derived from colonists from India and Nepal.
The link with the sub-continent was visible at the end of May, when the four-year restoration of a redecoration of a local sanctuary devoted to the Hindu gods Ganesh was completed with a celebration featuring the participation of several thousand members of the community and others from home and abroad. Anger in Paradise In a land with a long tradition of ethnical and politics conflicts, Pyin Oo Lwin has an envyable record as an haven of comparative peace.
Though still considered by many as an ideal place to get away from the world's problems, some natives are at risk of loosing a valuable part of their heritage. Some of the city's older brickwork houses have been converted into cosy inns and guest houses, while others are empty, set in the midst of pines, cherries and long gras.
" The locals say that the haste to benefit from Pyin Oo Lwin's attraction to the visitor also harms some near-by beauties of nature. "Artificial footbridges and stands around the Pway Kyaut Falls are so ugly," says Ko Aung Phyu, who operates a store in the Pyin Oo Lwin main mall.
" While many people in Pyin Oo Lwin complain about some of the changes they have experienced in recent years, most people still seem to have the feeling that the city and its surroundings have much to contribute. Kandawgyi National Botanical Garden, established in 1915, is the most remarkable example of proper evolution.
It was extended from 150 acre in 1924 to 240 acre in 2000 and now comprises an orchard, as well as museum of butterflies and fossils. The botanic gardens administered by the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry are not only used for research purposes, but attract every year ten thousand people.
"She added, "The Fossils and Butterflies Museums are amazing for our kids. "Pyin Oo Lwin will probably be changing with them as time changes, for better or for worse. However the name is: Pyin Oo Lwin, Maymyo, the city of the mountain stairs or the city of fog - this is a place that will always be near the natives and people.
From Yangon there are buses directly to Pyinoowin, but the simplest way to get to the city is by road, cab or minibus from Mandalay.