National Kandawgyi Gardens is located about 1.5KM south of the city. It was established in 1915 by Alex Rodger as the Maymyo Botanical Gardens, is one of the most beautiful botanical garden in the world. It has a rich and diverse collection of flora including many English plant varieties, roses and orchids. It also has a bird area, butterfly museum and houses some exotic species including Tackin (Budorcas Taxicolor) from Myanmar Himalayas. Opening time is from 10:00 to 18:00hours and entrance fees are US$5 for foreigners and 200Kyats for tourists.
Some colonial Tudor style houses still stand though not in a very good conditions. There are also many churches and the oldest dates ~1910.
Purcell Tower is located in downtown Pyin Oo Lwin on the main road, which is part of the Mandalay – Lashio Highway. It was a present from Queen Victoria and the clock in this tower is reported to copy the chimes of Big Ben.
Yunnan Chinese Temple
A large and colourful Chinese Temple built by Chinese immigrants from Yunnan Province of China, is located in South of the town, close to Candacraig. The six tower story temple has seating areas. The temple complex has an orphanage and a nursing home.
Pwae Kauk Waterfall
Pwae Kauk Waterfall, also known as Hampshire Falls during British era, is located 8KM north east of the town, on Mandalay – Lashio Road. It is a popular day trip destination and picnic spot for local families.
Peik Chin Myaung Natural Cave
Peik Chin Myaung Natural Cave lies further along the road to Lashio. The deep caves was recently discovered and all the Buddha images place in there are pretty new. There is a water stream going through the cave and visitors must take care in the cave where there are low ceiling.
Mogyopyit, Yechando and Ye Ngeye could be visited on the way to Pwe Kauk Falls.
U Naung Gu, a natural cave containing several Buddha images, is one hour hike away from Pwe Kauk Fall. It is used by local for a quite meditation.
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