The town itself is not that exciting but make sure you get some sort of taxi (we'd recommend motorbikes for couples/group/single travellers) to Anisakan Falls (make sure you eat and are well rested before this one, you'll need to hike down a steep mountain, then back up, wear comfy shoes), Pwe Kauk Waterfalls, Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda (go after Pwe Kauk Waterfalls, it's close by), and National Kandawgyi Gardens (spend a good 5 hours here and explore everything, it's awesome!).
Also worth googling other things to explore in the area. Enjoy!
Pyin Oo Lwin offers a very nice botanical garden and lots of nature (hiking and such) in the area, but not much else.
No nightlife, just a few restaurants, not much else to see. Definitely not a place to spend a week at. It is nice to take the train over the Gokteik viaduct and stopping for a night in Pyin Oo Lwin, enjoy the botanic garden and then head off to Mandalay or vice versa, unless one plans on doing some serious hiking trips in the area.
Across this hotel, there's a coffee plantation which plants organic coffee beans, nice high roasted coffee.
You can explore botanic gardens and there's many military training camps around but you cannot go in. As I only stayed for a night, many places needs exploring
Weather is cool all year round. although we went during the hotest period, there is no need for air-conditioning because the temperature drop to 20+ degree celius range during the night.
places of interests include Anisakan Falls and the national garden. you will have to track 30mins down to the falls and 45mins up to the vehicle park. it was great enjoying the view of the fall after tracking 30mins. The national gardens is the landmark of Pyin Oo Lwin. there are flowers and field where one can enjoy the peacefulness and greenery. pack some food so that u can picnic there.
PYIN OO LWIN IS A HILL STATION AND CAN GET QUITE COLD IN THE WINTER MONTHS. TO GET THERE IS A 2HOUR DRIVE FROM MANDALAY WHERE YOU CAN GET PRIVATE TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT FOR AROUND US $ 60.
00. I SUGGEST AT LEAST A 2 NIGHT STAY TO ENJOY THE PLACE. THE FEEL CAFE IS A MUST FOR THEIR FOOD AND COLLECTION OF MOVIE FLIM STARS AND QUERKY PRIVATE DINNING ROOMS. THE FEEL LAKEVIEW HAS GREAT MEALS AND LOOKS OVER AN ENORMOUS LAKE, SUGGEST VISIT LUNCH TIME TO ENJOY.
Very pleasent place,nice if you want to get away from the heat in Mandalay. Very relaxing out of season so very good place to unwind and "cool down" or meditate.
Best food in town and really safe is "golden pearl "restaurant.Maybe not too fuent in English but superb food and service always with a smile like in all Myanmar.If you have a day and night to spare, visit the town and most of all go and visit the Botanical Garden.It is the best kept secret in the area.10 out of 10 as far as I am concerned. Nice place to have a lunch at the restaurant in the Garden.Market very clean so it is pleasent place to see and investigate and see new things.If I am in the area I will spend a night or two again.As a matter of fact we went for 1 night and ended staying three nights. It was "low season" but if you like to relax and have not too many tourist around then it is a great time to visit.Also keep in mind thet what keeps people away is the rainy season but we have the wrong idea as yes it does rain but it is quick and warm rains and then you have beautifull weather most of the day.
An absolutely intriguing and beautiful hill station. Ride a horse and carriage through the winding streets, marvel at the plethora of British colonial mansions and administrative buildings, the panoramic views from the escarpment, the botanic gardens sprawling across the hills, the delicious Shan for at the Club Terrace Food Lounge, the buzzing central market and night food market.
Just a spellbinding place
Really a nice little town, a short rail trip up from Mandalay through beautiful scenery. It has fantastic botanical gardens and a nice cool temperature year round.
Definitely the least impressive of Burmese destinations for us. Nothing quaint about he old british hill station.
Lots of smelly, oversized buses half full of British sightseers blowing through town for one night gleaning history and reminiscing on their old stomping grounds. The botanic gardens were nice. But that's not exactly what one might come to Burma to see. Buddha caves and lovely temple on the way are worthy sights.
The city appears to be better off than the rest of Myamar with many nice homes. There are also many market gardens and more intensive farming due to the more moderate climate and very good soil.