Alaung-taw-kathapaNational Park

Location

  • Sagaing Region, Yin Mar Pin Township.

Area

–           620.35 Square Miles

Transportation

–           Yangon-Monywa (1 hour by flight), Monywa-Yinmarpin (60 miles by car)

Opportunities to study

–           Paying homage to the shrine of Alaungdawkathapa

–           Observing unspoiled  types of forest and doing research

–           Watching a large variety of inland bird species

–           Studying the adjoining Forest Area that has Indaing forests and temperate coniferous       forests

Wetthikan Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

–           Magway Region, Salin Township

Area

–           1.7 square miles

Transportation

–           Yangon-Pyay-Shwesettaw (317miles by road),  Shwesettaw-Salin(40 miles            by road)

–           Yangon- Magway-Shwesettaw (364miles by road),  Shwesettaw-Salin (40   miles by road)

Opportunities to study

–           Observing of the migration of  water birds and winter birds

–           Study of the littoral zone ecosystem.

Lawkananda Sanctuary

Location

  • Mandalay Division, Nyaung –Oo Township

Area

  • 18 square miles

Accessibility

  • Yangon-Nyaung Oo (one hour by plane)
  • Yangon-Nyaung Oo (435 miles by car)

Sightseeing Opportunities

  • Studying the stupas and pagodas in the middle of Myanmar which are natural heritage and observing the natural forests
  • Researching the golden dear, hart, peacock, flamingo, turtle ,drive roll and stars roll
  • Relaxing
  • Analyzing the plants which are habitual in the tropical and the bird species in this zone

Panglong – Pyadalin Cave (Wildlife Sanctuary)

Location

– Ywangan township, Shan State

Area

– 128.88 square miles (as at 2002 December)

Transportation

– Yangon – Heho( 1 hour by air )

– Heho – Ywangan( 60 miles by road )

– Yangon – Mandalay ( 1 hour by air )

– Mandalay – Kintar Dam ( 60 miles by road)

– Kintar Dam – Pyaddlin Cave ( 3 miles by waterway)

Opportunities for observation and enjoyment

– Biodiversity

– Pyadalin Cave, a historical evidence

– Treeking-Camping, up and down stream along Panglong Creek

– Naturally existence of limestone caves and species of bats by terms of     geological

KyaikHtiYoe Natural Reserve

Location

       Mon States, KyaikHto Township.

Area

       60.32 Sq miles.

Transporation

Yangon to KyaikHtiYoe (102 miles by car)

Chances to enjoy sightseeing

  • Can view the Great SandawshinKyaikHtiYoe Pagoda, also know as the Golden Rock, on a hage natural rock that is distinct and awesome by the term of geological feature.
  • Can discover and enjoy, distinct and beautiful orchid species by walking in jungle from Kimpun Base Camp to KyaikHtiYoe Pagoda.
  • Can enjoy birdwatching, the mountainous scenic beauties from view points.
  • Can feel relaxing in recreation camps peacefully.
  • Can discover natural waterfalls along the way of 7 miles car-way from Kimpun Base Camp to YathateTaung Hill by walking.
  • Can feel relaxing on YathateTaung Hill.
  • Can enjoy natural sceneries

Hukaung Valley Wildlife Conservation

Location

  • Kachin State, Tanai Township

Size

  • 2494 sq miles

Accessibility

  • 1 hr flight from Yangon to Myitkyina
  • Myikyina – Ta nai (120-mile)

Opportunities

  • Observe flora and fauna
  • Observe wildlife including elephants and tigers
  • Take elephant ride in the wood
  • Enjoy the boat trip in the streams
  • See the cultivation work of the elephants
  • Observe the traditional living style of ethnic dwellers
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of landscape in seasons

­Mein-ma-hlaKyun wildlife sanctuary

Location

Bogaletownship, Ayeyarwaddy Region

Area

52.78 square miles

Transportation

Yangon-Bogale-MeinmahlaKyun( 87 miles by  waterway)

Yangon-Bogale (84 miles by road) Bogale-MeinmahlaKyun (12 miles by waterway)

Opportunities for observation

  • Mangroves ecological system
  • Implementation of mangroves conservation by regulatory reproduction system
  • Water birds, inland birds, seasonally migrating winter birds
  • Nature lives of reptile including crocodile, mammals and aquatic animals
  • Laying eggs of turtles at Ga-don-lay turtle bank that is 10 miles far away from wildlife sanctuary during November, December and January

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ShweSettaw Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

Minbutownship, Magwe Region

Area

213.40 square miles

Transportation

Yangon- Pyay-ShweSettaw(317 miles by car)

Yangon-Magwe-ShweSettaw(364 miles by car)

Opportunities for observation

  • Research of natural lives of Myanmar golden deer
  • Research of Indain Forestand ThanDahat Forest
  • Varieties of wild birds and animals
  • Footprint of the Lord Buddha
  • Natural lives of Myanma star turtles
  • Traditions and customs of Chin ethnic people

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Thameehla  Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

  • Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Division

Area

  • Total areas of Island 88ha(0.9Kilometer squares)

Accessibility

  • Yangon- Pathein (120miles by car)
  • Pathein-Ngaputaw(21 miles by car)
  • Ngaputaw-Haigyiikyun (40miles by water)
  • Haigyiikyun- Thameehla kyun (7 miles by water)

Sightseeing- potential Opportunities

  • Study the ecosystem of mangrove
  • Study the water-birds, resident birds inland and migratory bird
  • Study the habitat of turtles and Eggs

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The Lanpi Island Marine National Park

Location

  • Tanintharyi Region, Boke-Pyin Townsip

Area

  • 09 square miles

Accessibility

  • Yangon-Kawthaung( two hours flight)
  • Kawthaung-Lampi(5 hours by boat)

Places to visit

  • Studying mangrove ecosystems and birds
  • Analyzing coral reefs and fish species
  • Experiencing culture and habits of Salon ethnic groups
  • Scuba-diving and Relaxing through swimming, sunbathing

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Phoe  Kyar Elephant Camp

Location

–           Bago Division, Yedashe Township

Area

–           20 acres

Transportation

–           Yangon – Phoe  Kyar Elephant Camp (170 miles by road)

Opportunities to study

–           Observing the lifestyles and habits of Myanmar Elephants and discovering the types of forests.

–           Relaxing by riding elephants.

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Phon Kan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

  • Kachin State, Putao Township

Area

Accessibility

  • Yangon-Myityina (one hour by plane), Myitkyina-Putao(twenty-five minutes by plane), Putao-Shangaung village(twenty miles by car), Shangaung village-Phon Kan Razi mountain(three nights)

Sightseeing Opportunities

  • Studying 370 of bird species, 360 of butterfly species, 82 of amphibian and creeper
  • Relaxing the snow-capped mountain view, natural pine forest and rhododendrons in winter
  • Trekking long trip to the apex of snow-capped mountain
  • Enjoying the raft-boat within the forest
  • Studying and researching the biodiversity of Phon Kan Razi

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Khakaborazhi National Park

Location

  • Kachin State, Naung Mong Township

Size

  • 1472 sq miles

Accessibility

  • 1 hr flight from Yangon to Myitkyina
  • 25 minutes flight from Myitkyina to Putao
  • 35 minutes drive from Putao to Naung Mong

Opportunities

  • Trekking to snowcapped mountains
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of landscape
  • Explore the new species of plants and animals
  • Observe the traditional living style of ethnic dwellers
  • See the environment of the formation of grate Irrawaddy

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Natmataung National Park

Location

        Chin State, Kanpetlet City.

Area

        279 Sq miles.

Transportation

Yangon-NyaungOo(1hr Flight),NyaungOo – Kanpetlet  (103 miles by Car)

Chances to enjoy sightseeing

  • Can enjoy and relax natural mountainous scenic beauties.
  • Can hike 15 miles distance from Kanpetlet old city to Mt. Victoria, the third highest mountain in Myanmar, 10018 ft.high.
  • Can observe 159 bird species including 5 species of local that can be found in Myanmar.
  • Can view precious bird species like Phoenix.
  • Can arrange as an Orchid Tour for the discovery of Myanmar’s orchid species naturally found in the forests.
  • Can discover local’s traditions, customs and their ways of life.
  • Can survey various kinds of flora & Fauna.

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Chattin Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

– Kanbalu township, Sagaing Region

Area

– 103.55 square miles

Transportation

-Yangon- Mandalay- Chatthin (517 miles by rail)

– Yangon- Mandalay- Chatthin (560 miles by road)

Opportunities for observation and enjoyment

– Indain Forest

– The nature of Kyay Inn

– The modern technique on research of wildlife animals

– Chatthin wildlife sanctuary natural historical museum including Herbal plants and

Creepers

– Research of nature lives of Myanmar golden deer

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Popa Mountain National Park

Location                       

  • Kyaukpadaung Township, Nyaung Oo District, Mandalay Region

Area                              

  • 63 square miles

Transportation              

  • Yangon- Kyaukpadaung ( 410 miles by car)
  • Yangon- Nyanug Oo ( 1 hour by flight), Nyanug Oo- Poppa (30 miles by car)

Opportunities to study

  • Study the rest forest area of the middle Myanmar
  • Observe variety of birds and other creatures
  • Enjoy nature scenic beauty of oasis in dry zone
  • Study naturally grown sandalwood and other herbal plants
  • Study an extinct volcano that is estimated to have erupted about three hundred and twenty thousand years ago
  • Observe rare species of monkey

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Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp

Location

-Tiekkyi Township , Yangon Region

Area

-10 Acres

Transportation

-Yangon-Tiekkyi (60 miles by car) , Tiekkyi-Myaing Hay Wun (15miles by car)

Opportunities to Study

– Study of fishes and aquatic creatures and recreation by fishing

-Viewing of Pyinkado plantation situated near Sinte and enjoying the nature and sound of birds.

-Trekking in the forest

-Observing training of domestic elephants

-Elephant riding around the camp

-Observing of hunting wild elephant

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Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Location                       

  • Mohnyin Township, Kachin State

Area                              

  • 32 square miles

Transportation              

  • Yangon- Myitkyina ( 1 hour by flight), Myitkyina – Indawgyi Lake (107 miles by car)

Opportunities to study 

  • Pay homage to Shwe Myint Zu pagoda which is very famous in Kachin State
  • Enjoy nature of the largest inland lake of Southeast Asia
  • Study ecosystem of littoral zone
  • Observe migratory birds
  • Observe birds, animals, flora and fauna of reserved forest area
  • Learn ways of life, traditions and customs of Shan and Kachin local ethnic people

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HlawKar Garden

Location

  • Mingalardon Township, Yangon Region

Area

  • 540 Acre

Transportation

  • 22 miles from Yangon to HlawKarby car

The Opportunities to study in HlawKar Garden

  • To know about the natural conversation tasks of Myanmar
  • To study the nature of living animals such as deer,hog deer, barking deer and sambar deer
  • Recreation at the traditional tents and resorts
  • To study the birds watching, boat rowing and elephant riding.

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MoeyunGyi Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

  • WawTownship, Bago Region

Area

  • 40 Square miles

Transportation

  • 69 miles from Yangon to MoeyunGyibycar

The Opportunities to study in Moe Yun Gyi Wildlife Sanctuary

  • There is the nearest wetland with Yangon city and can study about shore birds and winter birds
  • The best place to make research about the ecosystem of wetland conservation activities
  • To study 75kinds of birds species including water birds species

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Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Location

            –           Nyaung Shwe Township,Shan State.

Area

            –           248 square miles(642.32 Square Kms)

Access

            –           Yangon to Nyaung Shwe by car

            –           Yangan to Heho by by air Heho to Nyaung Shwe by car

Opportunities for Study and Recreation

            –           Observation of world renowned wetland ecosystem at 2950 feet above sea level

            –           Observation and enjoyment of Scenic beauty of the Shan plateau.

            –           Observation and research on various type of birds.

            –           Observation rare species of fish

            –           Observation of traditional agriculture practiced by lake dwellers.

            –           Paying homage to Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda

            –           Observation of floating market

            –           Observation of distinctive leg rowing style of Intha(Lake dwellers)

Information about  Inle Lake

            –           Located between 14˙ 46 to 20˙ 38 N and 96˙ 6 to 97˙ 6E   in Nyaung Shwe township in Southern Shan State at (2900)  feet above sea                      level.

            –           Inle Lake drains through Nanpan Creeks to Saga-in and flows into the   Moe Byae dam to provide the Lawpita hydroelectric power supply

            –           The livelihood of the dwellers in the lake are floating garden, fishing,agriculture, Silk and cotton weaving, Silver Smith and Cottage  industries