Foreign tourists visit Taunggyi to escape heat

Local and foreign tourists are coming in droves Taunggyi to escape the heat in April, local sources say.
Although the average temperature in Myanmar’s central plains is over 40 degrees centigrade in April, the average daytime temperature in Taunggyi is only 23 degrees centigrade, and while the temperature drops to 12 degrees centigrade at night.
“Our town does not use air-con,” said Pann Phyu Aye, a tour guide in Taunggyi. “Other towns are hot in April, but we have to sleep with blankets here. We have to take baths with hot water. We are not damp with sweat at the hottest time of the day. Monasteries, hotels, motels and guest houses are full of local and foreign tourists. The guests can visit Nyaung Shwe, Inle, Kakumwaytaw, Htansan Cave, the Pindaya Caves and Kalaw from Taunggyi within a day to make a pilgrimage or a study trip. They can learn about cultures and traditional foods of local ethnic groups.”