Pyin U Lwin Images 10 images Created 29 Feb 2012
Pyin U Lwin or Maymyo is a scenic hill station located in the Shan Highlands some 67 kilometers east ofMandalay at an altitude of 1070 meters or 3500 feet. Because of its cool climate it became a hill station and the summer capital of British Burma. The establishment in Burma: civil, commercial and military would move to the town during the hot season to escape from the heat and humidity of Rangoon. Pyin Oo Lwin is the centre of the country's principal flower and vegetable production. The most important flowers grown intensively are chrysanthemum, aster and gladiolus which are exported to every corner of Myanmar throughout the year. In recent years the town has become the centre of Myanmar's rapidly growing coffee industry. During the British colonial period the town was named Maymyo after Captain May who established the township.