Named Hampshire Falls during the British era, Pwe Kauk is more like a collection of small fens and paddling pools than a dramatic waterfall, but the clearing is beautiful. A series of small wooden bridges, souvenir stalls, and playgrounds add to the appeal of local families, but they undermine the natural serenity.
The Pwe Kauk Waterfalls are a very enjoyable picnic spot in Pyin Oo Lwin, home to many local families. There are two waterfalls in Pwe Kauk, where many people swim or play in the shallow waters. In the market next to the waterfalls, local products such as wine, strawberry jam, fruit, and flowers etc. are sold.
The falls are on the way to Lashio and not far from Pyin Oo Lwin. It’s a two-minute drive on a steep, easy-to-miss route along Hsipaw Road, which starts just north of Aung Htu Kan Tha Paya. A one-hour trek from the falls leads to the natural caves of U Naung Gu, home to several Buddhas.