An hours drive east of Mandalay is the British Hill Station of Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), 1070 metres above sea level. The town was used by the British as a summer retreat from the heat on the Mandalay plains. The famous Candacraig Hotel, the immaculate Botanical gardens and Pyin Oo Lwin Market are all popular places to visit. The best way to explore the churches and colonial houses of this unique town is by pony and trap. The moderate climate at this altitude ideal for growing fresh fruit, the strawberries here are some of the best in the world! Hiking trips to the nearby Anisakan Falls can also be arranged. A fascinating insight in to how the British once lived is afforded by this inimitable town.