A really charming hotel. Orchid Nan Myaing Hotel has a beautiful green garden with flowers growing everywhere, and is made up of 3 large mansion buildings that were built in 1914. The hotel is a 15 minute drive from downtown Pyin Oo Lwin where you will find the famous botanical gardens. Staying at Orchid Nan Myaing Hotel feels like being transported back in time, and is our favourite hotel in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Beautiful old buildings and huge gardens...this place is so charming. Did we mention that there are garden hammocks you can laze about in with your favorite book?
Pyin Oo Lwin, formerly and colloquially referred to as Maymyo, is a scenic hill town in Mandalay Division, located in the Shan Highland, some 67 kilometers (42 mi) east of Mandalay, and at an altitude of 1,070 meters (3510 ft). The town was estimated to have a population of around 255,000 in 2014.
Sweater knitting, flower and vegetable gardend, straweberry and pineapple orchards, coffee plantations and cow rearing are the main local businesses.
Established in 1915, the National Botanical Gardens is a very famous attraction of Pyin Oo Lwin, and an essential part of your visit.
A favorite stop amongst all Thahara guests, a rustic, unique experience awaits you at the Orchid Nan Myaing Hotel. All rooms have air conditioning and it is just a 15-minute ride from the famous Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens. There is a 24 hour front desk and free Wi-Fi, which is available in all areas. The hotel has different activities available and sometimes there is a movie night, or game night, which brings guests together to also share their different travel experiences.
Simply furnished, the rooms are equipped with a seating area and a flat-screen cable TV. Other amenities include an electric kettle and a minibar. An en suite bathroom comes with shower facilities and a hairdryer.
Local dishes can be sampled at the restaurants, which are within a 10-minute walk away.
One can take a shared taxi from Mandalay or a private taxi or if you are feeling rebelious, you can opt for a motorbike. Taxis can also be taken directly from the aiport. Thahara is happy to help coordinate any type of transport you may need.
The ideal time to visit Myanmar is during the dry season, between October and May. At this time of year the whole country is accessible, the temples shimmer and the beaches are open; making travel varied and rewarding. But Myanmar has lots to offer all year round.