A hill station town that grew from Danu minority village to a summer capital of British administration during colonial era, Pyin Oo Lwin is located approximately 65km from Mandalay at elevation of 1050m.
The climate is cooler and vegetation changes to pine forest. It is known among local people for flowers and fruit producing region. As a legacy of the colonial period, approximately 10,000 Indian and 5,000 Nepali inhabitants who served in the British Indian Army have settled here following Burma’s independence. The main sights of the Pyin Oo Lwin include the botanical garden, local markets, Peik Chin Myaung holy cave, Pwe Kauk or Anisakan waterfalls, and old colonial mansions that hint of a bygone era.