Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) Experience

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: All day

10 hours    English    Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin

tour highlights

  • Visit the National Botanical Kandawgyi Gardens, known for their gorgeous flora
  • See the Peik Chin Myaung Caves, a great religious site
  • Journey through town in a horse-drawn stage coach
  • Admire the colonial architecture of Pyin Oo Lwin

tour details

Enjoy an invigorating full day visit to Pyin Oo Lwin, a charming atmospheric former British hill station known as Maymyo. The flower gardens were designed by Sir Harcourt Butler and until today are well kept and simply beautiful.

Why choose this tour?

  • A pleasing day excursion in the colonial-influenced town, Pyin Oo Lwin and fun horse cart ride to explore the area
  • Observing floral and fauna at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens
  • Witnessing the fine remains of colonial heritages; mesmerizing architectures and old British-styled houses

tour description

Drive up into the hills from Mandalay (80 km, about 2 hours) for a full day visit of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), a former British hill station. Visit the local market and drive through the charming town in a horse-drawn 'stage coach', giving you the chance to admire the red brick and half-timbered houses, complete with English-style gables, turrets and chimneys.

Lunch at Feel Restaurant

In the afternoon, visit the tiny Forestry Museum (if open) and the National Botanical Kandawgyi Gardens, which were laid out by Sir Harcourt Butler, a former Governor of Burma - the flower beds are similar to those you would find in an English country garden! Proceed to Peik Chin Myaung Caves, since ancient times a Buddhist shrine. Return to Mandalay in the early evening and transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Take a buggy ride to explore the Kandawgyi Garden
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Horse cart
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.
Tour code: EXMFPLEB

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