myanmar Eco tourism
Please have a look at Myanmar on the world map, you can guess
Myanmar has richest biodiversity in South - East Asia and then
favourable for Ecotourism. There are several National parks and
wild life sanctuaries that tourist can enjoy Elephant ride, Bird
watching, collecting insects and plants while trekking or
Hkakaborazi National Park (Kachin State)
Located as ASEAN Heritage parks, it is in THE Northern most part
of Myanmar, at the foot of the snow - capped Mt. Hkakaborazi, has
the highest elevation of any ecotourism site in Southeast Asia.
The part offers trekking and mounting climbing. Travellers can
also watch the rare fauna and hundreds of species of birds.
One of the rim sites in Myanmar on the ASEAN Heritage Parks
list. Recreation activities are trekking and elephant riding.
About 100 species of butterfly, elephants, tigers, deer and a
variety of rare bird species can be found in the 621 square - mile
Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park (Sagaing Division)
Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary (Kachin State)
The largest inland lake in Southeast Asia is surrounded with
monsoon forests and wetlands. Indawgyi Lake is the dwelling of
jungle cats, rare butterflies, turtles and about 170 species of
resident and migratory birds.
Located in Southern most part of Myanmar, Myeik Archipelago has
pristine water and beautiful coral reefs. It is a world - class
dive site with 800 islands, many of the islands are uninhabited.
Lampi National Park listed as an ASEAN Heritage Site is on the
main island Lampi. The Salon or Moken (sea gypsy) are the human
inhabitants of the region.
More than 30 species of migratory birds hibernate every year in
this wetland sanctuary and it is the habitat of thousands of
birds, including more than 40 species of water fowl. Just three
hours drive from Yangon, Moe Yongyi Wetland Sanctuary is the
favourite of bird watchers.
Moe Yongyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in Taikkyi Township, about 72 miles, three hours drive
from Yangon. This elephant camp offers more than elephant rides
and the sight of elephants being captures and domesticated.
Visitors also have the option of observing a variety of
wildlife, including deer, wild cats, bears, peafowl and lizards.
Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp
Pho Kyar Elephant Camp
Located in Yedashe Township – Thargara. Distance from Yangon to
Taungoo is 175 miles (about 7 hours drive) and from Taungoo to
elephant camp is 26 miles (about 1 hour drive). Pho Kyar
Elephant camp has demonstrations showing how these animals are
captured and domesticated. Visitors can enjoy a ride on
elephants and working elephants in action.