Pyin Oo Lwin Tour

Yangon, Pyin Oo Lwin

Tour Duration : 2 Days 1 Night
Coverage : Yangon, Pyin Oo Lwin
Day-1 Arrival to Yangon – Pyin Oo Lwin (By Car)

 

The town began as a military outpost established near a small Shan village with two dozen households situated on the Lashio-Mandalay trail between Nawnghkio and Mandalay. In 1896, a permanent military post was established in the town and later, because of its climate, it became a hill -station and the summer capital of British Burma. The establishment in Burma (civil, commercial and military) would move to Maymyo during the hot season to escape from the high heat and humidity of Rangoon. During British rule and through the 1970s, Maymyo had a large  population, but this steadily declined. During the Japanese occupation, as many Anglos were concentrated in and around Maymyo, the Japanese incarcerated many of them for fear of their loyalty to the British very close to Maymyo. Today though, Maymyo still has one of the larger hold over populations  in the country. The Britian named the location Maymyo, literally May’s Town , a veteran of the and commander of the temporarily stationed at the location of the town in 1887. The military government of Burma renamed the town Pyin U Lwin.