Tourist Attraction in Pyin Oo LwinPyin Oo Lwin tourist attraction
Oo Pyin Lwin
In the early 1900s, the Burmese government relocated to Maymyo (the former name of today's Pyin Oo Lwin) to avoid the heats. Even though the government building (left), which was originally erected in 1903, was totally demolished around 1943, many buildings, businesses and church buildings from this era have survived. A faithful reproduction of the Government House has now been reconstructed as a first rate resort and it is planned to house a Maymyo Museum.
Hardly any changes have been made to the initial city map, and the Circular Road follows the foot of the mountain range, once known as The Rides, a popular recreation area. Indeed, there were a number of bridle paths that led from the city into the green and were very well used until the early 1940s.
Nowadays, you can find various non-marked trails of these journeys, which often look like land roads, even in well settled areas.
Beautiful - Review of Peik Chin Myaung Cave, Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
It is a beautiful 45 minutes/1 hour ride from Pyin Oo Lwin. As we were there, it was over (seems to have more visitors at the weekend) and no other tourist. It is a profound cavern full of Buddhas and sculptures of all kinds and sizes. There are flat outdoor swimming baths where the children romp around and a small outdoor food and souvenir shop where strange food and things are sold to the natives.
Although it is 27 kilometers from Pyin Oo Lwin towards Lashio Highway, the Maha Nanda Mu Cove ("Former Peik Chin Myaung Cave") is one of the locals and tourist sites in Pyin Oo Lwin. More than 600 meters long hiking trail takes you through the cavern, where you can see many new Buddha pictures, stalactites and stalagmites.
A walk across the river is beautiful and also a good place for pictures! A long but inexpensive drive (about 1 hour) will take you to this sacred cavern at Pyin Oo Lwin. It' really unbelievable how many sculptures and edifices the Myanmar tribe constructed in this cavern. Were you in the Peik Chin Myaung cavern?