Pyin Oo Lwin Colonial Mansions And Botanical Gardens

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  • Country: Myanmar
  • Theme: Culture/Religion
  • Duration: Full Day
  • Accommodation: Not Included
  • Meal: Not Included
  • Transportation: Included
  • Product Code: INS-MN22

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A "car-pool" (shared) taxi will take you at 9am from your hotel to the entrance of the botanical gardens in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) which was established in 1915. You will arrive in this former British hill station around 10.30am and have time to walk around the well maintained gardens, featuring over 480 species of flowers and trees.

You are expected to meet Mr Cameron at 1.30pm at his antique shop at the Maymyo market (Gandamar land shop AA-5/6). A native from Pyin Oo Lwin who will show you around his home town by horse cart and tell you everything about the history of the colonial buildings in Pyin Oo Lwin. Mr Cameron and his colleagues are the experts on colonial antiquities in this area and will bring you to places like the secret society building, the colonial Candacraig hotel, the former Japanese police station, the former swimming pool for the British, the old coffee factory, the church of England, the Governor's house, the private house of Mr Burnet's son (Mr Burnet was the famous chef at Candacraig Hotel) and a local colonial house where the residents are happy to tell their family's history. During this 2.5 hour tour you will get to know the intimate side of the colonial history of this former British hill station.

The guide will make sure you find your way to another "car-pool" taxi after the tour to bring you back to your hotel in Mandalay.

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