Ecotoursim in Myanmar

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Located 1,570 km (975 mi) north/northwest of Yangon (Rangoon) near Mingin Township in the Sagaing Division, the 1,605 km2 (620 sq. mi) Alaungdaw Kathapa is best known for the large herds of Asian elephants that roam there. Approximately 200 of the beasts call the park home, usually traveling in herds of up to a dozen individuals. Other breathtaking wildlife include the elusive clouded leopard (as well as several other jungle cats such as civets), the endangered Burmese brow-antlered deer (also known as Thamin), barking deer, several species of bears (including the Himalayan brown bear and sun bear) and giant monitor lizards. The park is also home to one of the most spectacular pilgrimage sites in all of Myanmar. Many believe Alaungdaw Kathapa Pagoda is where the body of Shin Maha Kathapa is enshrined. One of the Buddha’s original followers, Shin Maha Kathapa is said to have become enlightened during his lifetime. The Alaungdaw Kathapa Pagoda Festival is held each year around the full moon of the lunar month of Tabodwe (usually in February). Pilgrims climb 30 m (100 Ft) down into a ravine to the cave where it is said the holy man is entombed. The pagoda is all but unreachable during Myanmar’s monsoon season from May through October, however
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Dive @ Mergui Archipelago

Dive @ Mergui Archipelago

If you want to see fish and invertebrates not found anywhere else on the face of the earth, and one of the last uninhabited archipelagos in the world, Mergui Archipelago (Myanmar) is the place to go.
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Elephant Camp

Elephant Camp

This Elephant Camp near Ngwe Saung is 32km from the riverbank of Pathein. For the visitors, the camp has well-trained elephants to conduct elephant riding program in the forest.
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Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve

Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve

Hukaung Valley Tiger Reserve is located in Kachin State, the North West portion of Myanmar. 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 leopards, Himalayan bears and elephants.
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Mt. Phon Kan Razi

Mt. Phon Kan Razi

Mount Phon Kan Razi is situated in Putao Township, Kachin State, in the uppermost part of Myanmar. Hiking, walking and recreation in the natural forest environment are the main attractions of this mountain. There are opportunities for observing the tradition, culture and the life style of indigenous hill tribes. Phon Kan Razi is usually snow-capped half the year.
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Pho Kyar Elephant Camp (Taungoo)

Pho Kyar Elephant Camp (Taungoo)

Pho Kyar Forest Resort is located in Yedashe Township. It is 10 miles 2 furlong (about 16km) from Thargara, in the area of Swa forest reserved area, on the bank of Thaing creek. The resort has 20 acres in area, which is larger than Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp in Taikkyi Township, Yangon Region.
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Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

Pu Nala (Bo Cho Island)

It is located just south of Lampi (Lamp) Island and a major settlement for a race of Salons (Moken – Sea Gypsies). Many of them still live on the boats and stay on the islands only for a short monsoon break, to shelter from the severe storms. The village on this island is called Makyon Galet, which is located on the northern shoreline of Bo Cho Island, overlooking a bay and the big Lampi Island.
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Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin

Pyin Oo Lwin is located over 1000 metres above sealevel. It is a popular hill station about 69km away from Mandalay (3 hours drive). It became the summer capital for the British colonial administration, it held its role until the end of the British rule in 1948.
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Rih Lake (Falam)

Rih Lake (Falam)

Rih Lake or Heart-shaped Lake is located in Falam Township, Chin State, just about 3 kilometers from the Indian border. The lake is about one mile in length and half a mile in width. Legend goes that anyone who takes bath with its water will be healed from any disease. It is one of the most magnificent and beautiful lakes in Myanmar.
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Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

Sea Gypsy Villages (Salon Villages)

The Salon people also known as Moken who live in the sea around the Myeik Archipelago. These Salon people, called Sea Gypsies, spend their whole life on small boats, by diving for pearls and looking for such sea products. They come to land only for shelter from cyclones and high seas during the monsoon season.
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