Maymyo


Maymyo
   (Pyin Oo Lwin, Pyin U Lwin)
   Located in Mandalay Division on the edge of the Shan Plateau, Maymyo, named after a British officer who participated in the Pacification of Burma, was the summer capital of the British governor and other officials during the colonial period and was also popular with other Europeans seeking respite from the hot weather. At an elevation of over 1,000 meters (3,250 feet), it is noted for its fresh, cool air, pine trees, strawberries, and old buildings designed to remind Europeans of "home," such as the Candacraig Hotel. It is also the location of the Defence Services Academy and a new university for Tatmadaw personnel specializing in technology. There are large populations of Indians and Nepali Gurkhas, whose forebears came during the colonial period.
   See also Kalaw.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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