12 months festivals of Pyin Oo Lwin

Flower festival in Pyin Oo Lwin Kandawgyi

It is quite rare to find a place that is always special and awesome at any time of a year. Pyin Oo Lwin is such a dreamy city where you can find great peace and beauty. Each month of Pyin Oo Lwin is different and special in different ways. If you are planning a trip to Myanmar, you might be wondering when is the best time to visit Pyin Oo Lwin. Check our list of 12 months festivals of Pyin Oo Lwin.


Flower city Pyin Oo Lwin

January is considered to be the coldest month of Pyin Oo Lwin and the city is decorated with Cherry flowers. Maple trees are quite rare in Myanmar and you can find the beautiful huge maple trees in Kandawgyi Park. The very cold, snowy and foggy morning of Pyin Oo Lwin in January is very romantic as well. So, if you are coming to Pyin Oo Lwin in January, you should bring thick clothes.


Cherry tree in Pyin Oo Lwin

In February, the city is less cold and you can see the prettiest cherry flowers in the city. You can taste the best strawberries in the city and it is the best time to visit strawberry farms. You can also join the farmers and pick some strawberries.


In March, Pyin Oo Lwin is the perfect place to get away from the heat since summer is approaching. Even though most of the regions of Myanmar is getting hot, Pyin Oo Lwin’s weather is very comfortable to live. Cherries are gone but other beautiful flowers are starting to grow in the city.

This time is the best time to go to Gokteik Viaduct from Pyin Oo Lwin. If you want to know a trip plan, read this post.

Read: Trip to Gokteik Viaduct 


In April, the whole city is covered with breathtakingly beautiful peacock-flowers. It is the best period to take amazing photos in the city with these flowers. During Thingyan festival in Pyin Oo Lwin, the city is quite busy and filled with many visitors. The parks, pagodas, and waterfalls are usually very crowd during this month as well. You need to book a hotel in advance if you plan to stay in Pyin Oo Lwin during Thingyan festival.


If you prefer a quiet and peaceful moment during your trip to Pyin Oo Lwin, May is the best month for you. Many different species of flowers bloom in this month, therefore, the city of flowers is the most gorgeous during May. The weather is not hot but not cold and very comfortable as well. The peacock-flowers turn red in May and not only the flowers are pretty, but also the trees.

This time is the best time to touring around and exploring colonial buildings in Pyin Oo Lwin and other Instagram spots.

June, July, August

waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin
Bant Bway Kyin Water fall

It starts to rain in June and the city has a charm with its undeniably romantic setting. The rainy morning of Pyin Oo Lwin will make you miss someone. Everywhere you look is like a magnificent painting during these months. Sipping on the local wine or the tea can be very relaxing. The waterfalls in Pyin Oo Lwin has the most water, and you can see the most amazing waterfalls. There are more waterfalls during rainy seasons and some of them, you can only see them during these months.


This is the best time for trekking and you will find the greenest moment of Pyin Oo Lwin. Walking through the forests and getting the fresh air will give you the unforgettable moment of your trip. The roads themselves are gorgeous and everywhere is so beautiful to take photos.


Most of the pagodas of Pyin Oo Lwin are crowded with visitors and locals to celebrate lighting festival in October. People light many candles on the pagodas and at homes. The city is usually decorated with beautiful lanterns. Our recommended place to visit during this time is Ye Ywa Street. You will be walking in the clouds and the scene from the street cannot be compared with anything.


Hot air balloon festival in Pyin Oo Lwin

Rainy season is completely over and the city is getting colder. November is one of the most popular tour periods to celebrate five days of Ta Saung Taing Hot air balloon Festival. The sky of Pyin Oo Lwin will be occupied by the fireworks, hot air balloons and locals celebrate cheerfully. You can join them and explore the traditional ceremonies. This is one of the most joyful months of the year of Pyin Oo Lwin.

Video: Hot Air Balloon festival in Pyin Oo Lwin


This is the time for flower festival of Pyin Oo Lwin. The whole city is very colorful with different species of flowers and sunflowers are the most beautiful during this month. You can visit Kandawgyi park (also known as a botanical garden) and enjoy the annual flower festival where many gorgeous flowers are displayed. If you are a flower lover, this is the best time to visit Pyin Oo Lwin.

Flower festival in Pyin Oo Lwin Kandawgyi
Pyin Oo Lwin Kandawgyi

If you are choosing a place to visit during your Christmas break, Pyin Oo Lwin should be on your list. Grab the hand of your loved one, hop on the horse-cart, and tour around the most amazing city of flowers.

Horse carts in Pyin Oo Lwin

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