Colonial Maymyo

Maymyo was a former British hill station and is located about two hours from Mandalay, so could be done as a long day trip, or with a night’s stay. It was named after Colonel May of the 5th Bengal Infantry and was used as a way of escaping the heat of the plains during the summer, much like Shimla or Darjeeling in India. The main draw is the old colonial bungalows that you can drive around seeing the mock-tudor design that was popular in the early 20th century. Visit the market next to the Purcell Clock Tower, and you might notice quite a few Nepalese sellers who came over during the Raj and stayed. You’ll have a chance to see the architecture as you travel around, with stops at the former Croxton Hotel and Candacraig Hotel, both fine examples of the times of old. Visit All Saints’ Church, the regimental church before taking a traditional horse-carriage to the National Kandagyi Gardens, founded in 1915 and covering 435 acres of botanical gardens.

Itineraries

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Bago - Hpa An - Golden Rock - Yangon - Bagan - Yandabo - Mandalay - Maymyo - Hsipaw - Kalaw - Inle Lake - Ngapali  

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