The principal hill station and summer retreat of the colonial period: Pyin-Oo-Lwin is 67 km away from Mandalay. It is over 1000 meters above sea level and has a pleasantly cool weather all year round. The 142-hectare Botanical Garden, Pwekauk Waterfalls and Chinese Temple are places worth visiting. Nearby are Peik-chin-hmyaung Cave and GokTeik Rail Bridge.
During the British colonial occupation in 1896, developed it as a hill station because of its cool alpine climate, especially during the hot season. The colonial government of Myanmar would move to MayMyo during the hot season to escape from the high heat and humidity of Yangon AND Mandalay. The name MayMyo means May's Town in Burmese, and comes from the town's first administrator, Colonel May. As a legacy of the colonial period, the town has approximately 10,000 Indian and 5,000 Nepalese inhabitants, who served in the British Indian Army and settled in MayMyo after the British time. MayMyo was an important educational centre during colonial times, with the Government English High Schools, such as St. Mary's, St. Michael's, St. Albert's, and Colgate, all based in the town. It is also home to the Myanmar Defense Services Academy (DSA).
Kandawgyi National Garden - It was known as MayMyo Botanical Garden. It consists of a variety of plants, trees, flowers and animals. It is a 49 acres natural forest. It opens daily from 7am to 5.30pm.
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