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Pyin Oo Lwin

Welcome to Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly known as Maymyo - a picturesque small town in the Shan Highlands of central Myanmar. This town is more than just a pretty face: it began as an outpost of the British military during its occupation of the country, and eventually grew into a permanent post, as well as the summer capital of British Burma due to its temperate climate from its high elevation. Today, Pyin Oo Lwin has a strong Anglo legacy, with one of the largest Anglo-Burmese populations in the country. Despite the fact that the military government of Burma renamed the town Pyin Oo Lwin from the British Maymyo (meaning May's Town, after the British Colonel May), there remains much evidence of British occupation and rule, from old colonial homes to the chimes of the town's clock tower aligning with those of Big Ben in London, England. Visitors can expect to be charmed by the sensual natural surroundings, which include an abundance of vibrant flowers and strawberries, as well as aromatic coffee beans. Together with a comfortable climate and relaxed vibe, as well as plenty of attractions and activities, Pyin Oo Lwin makes a pleasant stop on any visit to Myanmar.

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