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NORTHERN REGION

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park, Sagaing Region

     It is located in kani & Minking Township of Sagaing Region. It was established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1984 and declared as a National Park in 1989. It was designated as the ASEAN Heritage park in 2003 . It is the second largest National Park in Myanmar. One of the most famous Pagodas in the region is located at the centre of the park. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the pagoda annually during the dry season.

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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)

Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (Tiger Reserve Area), Kachin State

Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve is located in Shin Bway Yang Sub-township, Tanai & Hpakan Townships, Kachin State, and Hkamti & Nan Yun Townships in Sagaing Region, the North Western Part of Myanmar. It was launched as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 2004 .It is the largest tiger reserve as well as one of the largest protected forest areas in the world. It is the best place to see rare tigers, several species of birds like Rufous-necked Hornbill and other endangered species including leopard, Himalayan bears and elephants.

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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)

Hkakaborazi National Park, Kachin State

Hkakaborazi National Park is located in Naungmaung Township of Kachin State. Covering an area of 1472 square miles and aiming to conserve biodiversity, natural forests and wildlife in the northern part of Myanmar. Mt. Hkakaborazi Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, is located in Hkakaborazi National Park. The elevation of this mountain is 5881 meters and an extension of the Himalayas. Still high up, at around 4572 meters, is dominated by the cold, barren, windswept terrain and permanent snow and glaciers. At around 5334 meters there is a large ice cap with several outlet glaciers.

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Location
Naung Mong Township, Kachin State
Area Size
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

Panlaung-Pyadalin Cave Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the western slope of Shan State, Ywangan Township, Pindaya district, Southern Shan State. There are two caves called cave-1 and cave-2, standing 200 m apart and facing to the south in the Panlaung forest conservation area. The length of the bigger cave is about 269 m long. The 1600 pieces of stone implements were excavated in the caves and visitor can observed wall paintings of the Neolithic Period.

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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)

Inlay 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

Mt. Khaw Nu M’Cung National Park (Natmataung National Park ) ,Chin State

Natmataung National Park is Located in Kanpetlet, Matupi and Mindat Townships, Chin State. It was established as a national park in 2010. It covers an area of 275 square miles. It is also designated as the ASEAN Heritage Park. Natmataung (Mt. Victoria), is the highest mountain in the Chin State of western Myanmar. Mt. Victoria is a part of the Chin Hills, rising 3053 m above sea level and now protected within Natmatung National Park. It is 187 km away from Pakokku and accessible by land. Pakokku is 642 km, 9 hours drive, away from Yangon via Bagan.

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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)

Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Magway Region

It is located in Minbu Township ,Magwe Region. It covers 179 square miles. Visitors can see the nature of Myanmar golden deer, star tortoise, varieties of wild birds and other habitants. Holy footprint of the Lord Buddha, Shwesettaw Pagoda, can also be paid homage. As well as the traditions and customs of Chin ethnic people can also be observed.

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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)

Popa Mountain National Park, Mandalay Region

Popa Mountain National Park is located in Kyaukpadaung Township, Mandalay Region. It occupies an area of 49.63 square miles and was established in 1989. It surrounds Mt. Popa which is an extinct volcano and estimated to have last eruption over three hundred and twenty thousand years 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

Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary, a coastal wetland in the southern part of the Irrawaddy Delta was established in 1994 with the area of 33,776 Acre. It is also a protected area in Myanmar and accredited as an ASEAN World Heritage Park in 2003. It is located in Bogalay Township and is an island in the Ayewarwaddy Delta region. Forest type and ecosystem includes mangrove forest ecosystem covered by mangrove forest. It was declared as a Ramsar Site in 2017. Visitors can explore the nature of endanger inhabitants such as crocodiles, turtles, waterbirds, fishes and migratory birds.

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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)

Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary, Bago Region

Moeyungyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Waw & Bago Townships, Bago Region. It covers a land of 40 square miles. This sanctuary was established in 1988 and designated as one of the Ramsar sites of Myanmar in 2004.This Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary was established aiming to conserve residential and migratory water birds and other habitats.

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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)

Indawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary, Kachin State

The country’s first-ever eco-tourism site, the lndawgyi wildlife sanctuary, was established in 2004. Visitors can ride Canoe Boat, Motor Boat and Bicycle as well as enjoy bird watching, hiking, trekking around the villages, observing the ancient pagodas, experiencing villager’s life, their cultures and the traditions. By the funding from Fauna and Flora International, Inn Chit Thu organization and other travel companies organize package tours in which local residents provide bed-and-breakfast for the tourists so as to develop the community based tourism in 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 Wildlife Sanctuary, Mon State

Kyaikhtiyoe Wildlife Sanctuary is located Kyaikhto Township, Thaton District , Mon State. It was launched as a wildlife sanctuary in 2001 and, covering area is 60 square miles. The Great Sandawshin Kyaikhtiyoe Pagoda, also known as the Golden Rock, on a huge natural rock that is distinct and awesome in terms of geological feature. It is a 7.3 m pagoda on top of a big “Golden Rock”. The massive golden boulder is sitting right on top of the Kyaikhtiyo mountain which is situated in Kyaikhtiyoe Wildlife Sanctuary. This destination is 160 km away from Yangon and the pagoda stands 1102 m above the sea level.

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

Lampi Marine National Park, Thanintaryi Region

Located in Tanintharyi Region, Lampi Kyun (island) is future offshore and it is one of the largest and has been designated as a national park in 1996. Extending about 30 miles long and 7 miles wide, this rugged landmass features a forest. It is mountainous interior and two rivers that flow into the sea from the island’s western shore all year-round. The opportunities for visitors are to observe the mangrove forest ecosystem, coral reef, tropical ever-green forest, diving and snorkeling.

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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)