The Many Faces of Burma (Maymyo)

Maymyo, presently called Pyin U Lwin, is a scenic hill station located in the Shan Highland of Mandalay Division in Burma, 67 kilometres east of Mandalay. This pleasant hill town, situated at an altitude of 1070 meters (3510 ft), is home to several major ethnic groups including the Shan, Kachin, Karen, Chin, Lisu, Palaung, Danu, Asho (subgroup of Chin) and Burmans.  Because of its history as a summer capital and a military centre for the Indian Army during British colonial period, Maymyo has a large Indian population as well as Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian communities. Maymyo is also an important market centre for goods from the Shan State and Kachin territories.

Included in this brief post is a small collection of photos I took in Maymyo in 1982 showing a variety of faces from the different ethnic groups that call this lovely town their home.

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