PWE GAUK Waterfall received more visitors during the Thingyan Water Festival than all other sites in Pyin Oo Lwin, a scenic hill town in Mandalay Region, locals say.
Mandalay Region authorities reduced the number of permits for water throwing pandals during the five-day festival this year.
“This is the main reason more revelers visited the Pwe Gauk Waterfall than during the same period last year,” one local said.
Pwe Gauk or ‘B.E’ Waterfall, known as Hampshire Falls during the British colonial period, is located between Lashio and Pyin Oo Lwin. The waterfall is a popular picnic spot among families in Pyin Oo Lwin..