Pyin Oo Lwin Plateau – ‘Da Lat in the heart of Myanmar’
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Pyin Oo Lwin Plateau – ‘Da Lat in the heart of Myanmar’

About 70 km east of Mandalay city, Pyin Oo Lwin plateau has an altitude of over 1,000 m above sea level, with a cool climate similar to Da Lat in Vietnam.

To get to Pyin Oo Lwin plateau, you go to E.T hotel on street 83 right in the center of Mandalay and buy a bus ticket to Pyin Oo Lwin.

Pyin Oo Lwin town is peaceful with rows of streets, beautiful small houses, and roads with little traffic.

Today, these buildings are used as restaurants, bars, shops… for tourists.

Crossing the main road  Lashio is the symbol of Pyin Oo Lwin Рthe clock tower called Purcell Tower.

Weaving in the small alleys of the town are wooden houses of the Shan people (an ancient ethnic group of Myanmar), Muslims who migrated to… You can easily recognize the mosques with their unique architecture.

There’s nothing better than sitting in the Golden Triangle Caf√© & Bakery, leisurely sipping a strawberry smoothie, nibbling on pieces of grape jam cake under the chilly air of the highland night.

Pyin Oo Lwin Plateau - 'Da Lat in the heart of Myanmar'

To start a new day in Pyin Oo Lwin, hotels all provide car rental services to visit typical locations in the area.

Pyin Oo Lwin is famous for the National Kandawgyi Gardens, built in 1924, formerly known as the National Botanical Garden.

Not far away is the 142-hectare Maymyo Botanical Garden and the Pew Gauk waterfall located in the Maymyo nature reserve.

The local driver invites you to stop by a small road with a Blue Sky Wine sign.

You will be invited by locals to try damsan fruit – a typical fruit of Pyin Oo Lwin.

If you come to Pyin Oo Lwin during the strawberry harvest season, you will freely roam the strawberry farms and pick red berries.

Pyin Oo Lwin Plateau - 'Da Lat in the heart of Myanmar'

Leaving the Pyin Oo Lwin plateau, you will forever remember `Da Lat in the heart of Myanmar`.

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