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Ecotourism Destinations in Myanmar

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1)Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park
Location Located between 22′ 25′ N and 94′ 26′ E in Mingun Township of Sagaing Division.
Area 1608 square kilometers
Year of Establishment Established as wildlife sanctuary in 1941 and opened as a national park in 1984.
Access
  • Yangon to Alungdaw Kathapa, 981 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Mandalay, 400 miles by air and Mandalay to Alungdaw Kathapa, 148 miles by car.
Wildlife Elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, banteng, sambur, barking deer, jungle goat, mountain goat, bear, wild boar, jungle cat and many kinds of birds inhabit Alungdaw Kathapa.

 

2)Khakaborazi National Park
Location Location between 28° 05´ N and 97° 44´ E in Naungmung Township of Kachin State.
Area 1,472 square miles.
Year of Establishment Established in 1996.
Access Yangon to Myitkyina, 920 miles by car or 723 miles by train, Myitkyina to Putao, 218 miles, and Putao to Naungmung, 35 miles by car.
Wildlife In addition to rare species such as Takin. Musk Deer, Blue Sheep, Black Barking Deer, Phet Gyi (Muntiaus putaoensis), mammal species and insects such as butterflies are present.

 

3)Inndawgyi Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Located in Mohnyin Township of Kachin State.
Area 299.32 square miles.
Year of Establishment Established in 1999.
Access Yangon to Mohnyin 700 miles, Mohnyin to Hopin, 45 miles of all – weather road and Hopin to Lontene village, 27 miles of fair – weather road
Wildlife Leopard, golden cat, the malaya sun bear, gaur, banteng or wild cow, serow, goral, sport-billed pelican, vulture, other water birds, 120 species of forest birds Myanmar peacock and Soft-shell turtle are present.

 

4)Inle Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Location Located between 20° 10′ N and 97° 02′ E in Naung Shwe, Pinlaung and Peh Kon Townships of Southern Shan State. Elevation over 2900 feet.
Area 642.32 square miles.
Year of Establishment Established in 1985.
Access
  • Yangon to Nyaung Shwe, 430 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Heho, 335 miles by air way and Heho to Nyaung Shwe, 14 miles by car.
  • Yangon via Thazi to Shwe Nyaung, 320 miles by train and Shwe Nyaung to Nyaung Shwe, 10 miles by car.
Wildlife
  • 37 species of birds
  • 27 species of wetland birds
  • 14 species of migratory birds
  • 40 species of freshwater fishes, otter and turtle

 

5)Meinmahla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Located between 10° 05′ N and 95° 18′ E in Bogalay Township of Ayeyawaddy Division.
Area 79 square miles.
Year of Establishment Established in 1986.
Access
  • Yangon to Bogalay, 99 miles by river launch and Bogalay to Meinmahla Kyun, 12 miles, by small motorboat.
Wildlife Otter, sambar, hog deer, wild boar, crab-eating kra, wild dog, turtles and tortoises, estuarine crocodiles, fish, prawn, crab and 34 bird species are known to occur in the area and Ayeyawaddy Dolphin is said to occur occasionally in the area.

 

6)Moeyungyi Wetland  Sanctuary
Location
  • Located between 17° 34′ N and 96° 35′ E in Bago and Waw Townships of Bago Division
Area
  • 40 squares miles.
Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1986.
Access
  • 70 miles from Yangon along the Yangon-Bago-Pyinpongyi Highway.
Wildlife
  • Water bird species- (42)Nos
  • Shore bird species – (33)Nos
  • According to the census conducted in January, 1998 it is noted that a total number of (4529) birds inhabited the Moeyingyi wetland wildlife sanctuary.

 

7)National Botanical Garden
Location
  • Located between 22°O’ N and 96°30′ E in Pyin Oo Lwin Town of Mandalay Division.
Area
  • 344.81 acres.
Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1915.
Access
  • Yangon to Alungdaw Kathapa, 981 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Mandalay, 400 miles by air and Mandalay to Alungdaw Kathapa, 148 miles by car.
Wildlife
  • Inland indigenous birds (resident forest birds), reptiles, small mammal species and insects are present.

 

8)Natmataung National Park
Location
  • Located between 21’24’ N and 93’55’ E in Kanpet-let, Mindut and Matupi Townships of Chin State.
Area
  • 279 square miles.
Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1994.
Access
  • Yangon to Bagan-Nyaung-Oo, 320 miles by flight, Bagan-Nyaung-Oo to Chauk, 18 miles by car, Chauk via Seikpyu to Hsaw, 68 miles by car and Hsaw to Kan-pet-let, 12 miles by car or Hsaw to Mindut, 42 miles by car.
Wildlife
  • Mammals such as tiger, bear, wild boar, leopard, goar, serow, gibbon, etc. and 159 bird species, reptiles and butterfly are present.

 

9)Popa Mountain Park
Location
  • Located between 20° 53′ N and 95° 15′ E in Kyaukpadaung Township of Mandalay Division.
Area
  • 63 square miles.
Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1983 and opened as park in 1989.
Access
  • Yangon via Pyay and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 412 miles by car.
  • Yangon via Meikhtila and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 400 miles by car.
  • Yangon via Nyaung-U, 320 miles by air and 37 miles by car.
Wildlife
  • Monkey, barking deer, wild pig, jungle cat, wild dog and about 140 of avifauna species inhabit the Popa area. The dusky leaf monkey is a scarce animal and about 150 monkeys live in the Popa Mountain Park.

 

10)Sein Ye Forest Camp
Location
  • Located between 19° 51′ N and 96° 10′ E in Oaktwin Township of Bago Division.
Area
  • 102 acres.
Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1996.
Access
  • Yangon to Oaktwin, 166 miles by car and Oaktwin to Sein-Ye camp, 20 miles by car along Bago Yoma crossing.
Wildlife
  • Asian elephant, tiger, leopard, guar, banteng or wild cow, sun bear, wild boar, sambur, sneeze and resident birds are present.

 

11)Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary
Location
  • Located between 20° 12′ N and 94° 35′ E in Minbu, Setote-taya, Saku and Ngapeh Townships of Magwe Division.
Area
  • 4 square miles.
Year of Establishment
  • Established as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1940 and strengthened with more staff in 1985
Access
  • Yangon to Magwe, 331 miles by car and Magwe to Minbu, 2 miles by river-route and Minbu to Shwesettaw, 30 miles by car.
Wildlife
  • Bear, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Eld’s deer, Wild boar and various types of wild cats, wild dogs and birds.In accordance with 1998 inventory, the population of thamin is increasing by (1088 ± 269) and the rare Star turtoise (Geochelone platynota) is also present.