Kandawgyi Hill Resort, a popular colonial hill station of Pyin Oo Lwin about 69km away from Mandalay, is a delightful respite from the summer heat with an altitude of 1070m and relatively cool climate.
Well-known for its colonial-style houses, English cottages and pine trees, eucalyptus and silver-oak abound in this historic town. A colonial style house, with a rich historic past which is situated at the entrance gate to the National Kandawgyi Botanic Gardens stretching over 175 hectares reclaimed from marshland many years ago. Well-appointed bungalows surround the Kandawgyi Hill Resort, overlooking the gardens and enjoying panoramic views of the Kandawgyi Lake and its lush surroundings. Pyin Oo Lwin’s colonial legacy still holds the key to the town’s charm and offers plenty to explore.