NORTHERN REGION

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, Sagaing Region

Admire the scenic view of untouched forests packed with lush coniferous trees and observe bountiful inland bird species found in the area. In the largest National Park in Myanmar, tourists can also visit religious sites and follow the locals in paying respects to the shrines and pagodas in Alaungdawkathapa.

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Location
Yin Mar Pin Township, Sagaing Region
Area Size
620.35 Square Miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Mandalay (1 hour by flight)
Mandalay-Alaungdaw Kathapa (238 km by car)

Chattin Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Region

Spend some time in the quaint forest for a wonderful experience in Chattin Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary applies modern technique on wildlife animals research, making this place an important wildlife research site. There is also a special natural history museum that contains interesting evidence of herbal plants and creepers.

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Location
Kanbalu township, Sagaing Region
Area Size
103.55 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Mandalay-Chattin (517 miles by train)
Yangon-Mandalay-Chattin (560 miles by car)

Hukaung Valley Wildlife Conservation, Kachin State

Discover plenty of flora and fauna in this wildlife conservation. This place is known to be a tiger reserve area which is one of the largest protected forest areas in the world. Apart from that, enjoy a relaxing boat tour in the streams while observing animals in their natural habitat.

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Location
Tanai Township, Kachin State
Area Size
2,494 sq miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Myitkyina (2 hours by flight)
Myitkyina–Taning (193 km by car)

Phon Kan Razi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachin State

The breathtaking view featuring the snow-capped mountain and pine forests prompts visitors to visit this sanctuary. Spend a fruitful day trekking the chilly mountain or experience an exciting raft boat session while being surrounded by green forests.This sanctuary acts as the study and research centre for biodiveristy found in Phon Kan Razi.

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Location
Putao Township, Kachin State
Accessibility
Yangon-Myityina (1 hour by flight)
Myitkyina-Putao (25 minutes by flight),
Putao-Shangaung village (20 miles by car)
Shangaung village-Phon Kan Razi mountain (three nights)

Khakaborazhi National Park, Kachin State

You can find new species of plants and animals here. Experience trekking on hills and snow-capped mountains while enjoying the panoramic view of the sanctuary’s landscape. Mt. Khakaborazhi is an extension of the Himalayas with an elevation of 5,881 metres.The forests in this sanctuary are captivating, making this area a must-visit place for tourists who love nature.

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Location
Naung Mong Township, Kachin State
Area
1,472 sq miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Myitkyina (2 hours by flight)
Myitkyina-Putao (25 minutes by flight )
Putao-Naung Mong (35 minutes by car)

EASTERN REGION

Panlaung–pyadalin Cave Wildlife Sanctuary,
Shan State

Witness the brilliant biodiversity found in this exclusive cave wildlife sanctuary that also serves as a site that stores many histories of Shan and Myanmar. There are also several bat species found in this area. You can go trekking, hiking and camping along the Panlaung Creek. The natural formation of the limestone lining the cave walls also makes this sanctuary a must-visit place.

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Location
Ywangan township, Shan State
Area
128.88 square miles (2002)
Accessibility
Yangon–Heho (1 hour by flight)
Heho–Ywangan (60 miles by car)
Yangon–Mandalay (1 hour by flight)
Mandalay–Kintar Dam (60 miles by car)
Kintar Dam–Pyaddlin Cave (3 miles by waterway)

Inle Lake Wildlife Sanctuary,
Shan State

This wetlands ecotourism site is well-known for its rich ecosystem flourished with natural vegetation, lush greenery, birds, freshwater aquatic animals and other flora and fauna. Tourists can observe rare aquatic species and birds at the lake as well as the unique floating farms handled by local farmers. The scenic beauty of this area coupled with the panoramic environment makes Inle Lake worth a visit.

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Location
Nyaung Shwe Township, Shan State.
Area
248 square miles
Accessibility
Heho-Nyaung Shwe (30 km by car)
Yangan-Heho (1 hour by flight)

Central & WESTERN REGION

Natmataung National Park,
Chin State

Plenty of activities are available in this national park. Relax and enjoy a laid-back observation of the park’s mountainous environment, hike the hills and also experience an informational orchid tour that features Myanmar’s rare orchid species found in the forests. This park was also appointed as a ASEAN Heritage Park.

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Location
Kanpetlet City, Chin State
Area
279 Sq miles
Accessibility
Yangon-NyaungOo (1 hour by flight)
Nyaung Oo–Kanpetlet (103 miles by Car)

Wetthikan Wildlife Sanctuary, Magway Region

Witness the migration of different water and winter birds at Wetthikan Wildlife Sanctuary. You will find plenty of bird species here as the sanctuary is one of the migration spots for these birds, including rare species. This sanctuary is also a great place for you to learn more about the ecosystem located at the shore.

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Location
Salin Township, Magway Region
Area
1.7 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Pyay-Shwesettaw (317miles by road)
Yangon- Magway-Shwesettaw (364 miles by road)
Shwesettaw-Salin(40 miles by road)

Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Magway Region

This wildlife sanctuary houses several types of research, most notably the country’s famous golden deer. Wild birds and animals are common in this area but uncommon to foreign tourists, therefore making this sanctuary even more attractive than it already is. Experience the traditions of the locals and find the great footprints of the Lord Buddha here.

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Location
Minbu Township, Magway Region
Area
179 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon- Pyay-ShweSettaw (317 miles by car)
Yangon-Magway-ShweSettaw (364 miles by car)

Lawkananda Sanctuary, Mandalay Region

Relax and take your time discovering and analysing a variety of plant species found in the tropical forests of Lawkananda Sanctuary. You will also find rare species of birds in this zone. Take the opportunity to search and admire unique animal species like the golden deer, peacock, flamingo and turtle.

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Location
Nyaung Oo Township, Mandalay Region
Area
18 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Nyaung Oo (1 hour by flight)
Yangon-Nyaung Oo (435 miles by car)

Popa Mountain National Park, Mandalay Region

Enjoy the unique experience of witnessing the beautiful view of a natural oasis in the dry zone of the national park. You can observe rare species of birds and monkeys in the forests as well as discover herbal plants and sandalwood available in the area. There is also a volcano that was estimated to have erupted centuries ago.

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Location
Kyaukpadaung Township, Nyaung Oo District, Mandalay Region
Area
67.97 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Kyaukpadaung (410 miles by car)
Yangon-Nyaung Oo (1 hour by flight)
Nyanug Oo- Poppa (30 miles by car)

SOUTHERN REGION

Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, Ayeyarwady Region

This wildlife sanctuary is home to the mangroves ecological system where efforts to conserve the forest is implemented by conducting occasional reproductions of mangrove trees. Witness how crocodiles and other aquatic species move around their natural habitats here.

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Location
Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwaddy Region
Area
52.78 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Bogale-MeinmahlaKyun (87 miles by waterway)
Yangon-Bogale (84 miles by car)
Bogale-MeinmahlaKyun (12 miles by waterway)

Thameehla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, Ayeyarwady Region

The ecosystem is rich with mangrove forests, different types of birds (water birds, inland birds and migratory birds), reptiles and mammals. You can also learn more about turtles in this place including their eggs and natural habitat.

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Location
Ngaputaw Township, Ayeyarwady Division
Area
Total areas of Island 88ha(0.9Kilometer squares)
Accessibility
Yangon- Pathein (120 miles by car)
Pathein-Ngaputaw(21 miles by car)
Ngaputaw-Haigyiikyun (40 miles by waterway)
Haigyiikyun- Thameehla Kyun (7 miles by waterway)

Phoe Kyar Elephant Camp,
Bago Region

This elephant camp provides a relaxing getaway to tourists who wish to enjoy a peaceful retreat while observing the lifestyles and behaviours of elephants. Visitors can also enjoy riding tame elephants that are trained by skilled villagers.

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Location
Yedashe Township, Bago Division
Area
20 acres
Accessibility
Yangon–Phoe Kyar (170 miles by car)

Moeyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Bago Region

This wildlife sanctuary mainly serves as a habitat for residential and migratory birds. Tourists can observe various bird species and learn more about their behaviours here. The ecosystem and wetlands in this area flourish with lush greenery and multiple animal species, allowing tourists to immerse themselves in a unique adventure in nature.

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Location
Waw Township, Bago Region
Area
40 Square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-MoeyunGyi (69 miles by car)
Yangon-Hlawga (30 km by car)

Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp, Yangon Region

Participate in elephants-related activities while enjoying the company of these marvelous animals. Observe the Pyinkado plantation near Sinte while being surrounded by the vast nature. Trek in the forest to witness rare bird species that are found in the area. There are also activities related to aquatic creatures like fishing and discovering different types of fishes.

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Location
Taikkyi Township, Yangon Region
Area
10 Acres
Accessibility
Yangon-Tiekkyi (60 miles by car)
Tiekkyi-Myaing Hay Wun (15 miles by car)

Hlawga National Park,
Yangon Region

Learn about Myanmar’s efforts in conserving the nature in Hlawga Park. This national park the ideal location for tourists who wish to observe the natures of several deer species like the barking deer and sambar deer. Visitors can also watch birds, row boats and ride elephants as part of the recreation activities available around the resorts.

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Location
Mingalardon Township, Yangon Region
Area
540 Acres
Accessibility
Yangon-HlawKarby (22 miles by car)

Indawgyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachin State

In the first ecotourism site in Myanmar, visitors get to experience activities like rowing canoes, riding motor boats and cycling. The vast ecosystem allows tourists to hike the hills and watch birds and other animals in their natural habitat. The interaction between the locals and tourists provides tourists with great insights into the area.

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Location
Moenyin Township, Kachin State
Area
299.32 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Myintkyina (2 hours by flight)
Myintkyina-Hopin (45 miles by car)
Hopin-Myintkyina (43 km by car)

Kyaikhtiyoe Natural Reserve, Mon State

The highlight of this natural reserve is the unusual geographical feature of the Sandawshin Kyaik Hti Yoe Pagoda of the Golden Rock which is known to be a distinct natural rock formation. Trek the jungle and enjoy bird-watching, seeing beautiful orchids and relax in camps that overlook the hilly view of the reserve as well as admire the great waterfall.

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Location
KyaikHto Township, Mon State
Area
60 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-KyaiktiYoe (102 miles by car)

Lampi Island Marine National Park, Thanintaryi Region

Enjoy water activities that are available at the national park like scuba-diving, swimming and sunbathing. The Salon people welcome visitors to witness and even join them in traditional routines and rituals. You will enjoy immersing yourself into the beauty of mangrove ecosystems while admiring coral reefs, birds and other animals found in the area.

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Location
Boke-Pyin Township, Tanintharyi Region
Area
9 square miles
Accessibility
Yangon-Kawthaung (2 hours by flight)
Kawthaung-Lampi (5 hours by boat)