Information about Myanmar: Myanmar officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. About one-third of Myanmar’s total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 miles), forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 miles) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Read More...

Game and Nature

Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge established in 1996, is located in Terrebonne Parish, 5 miles southwest of Houma, Louisiana. It is one of eight refuges of the Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

The Yadanabon Zoological Gardens is a zoo in Mandalay, Myanmar. The zoo has nearly 300 animals, including tigers, leopards and elephants, and plays a major part in the conservation program for the highly threatened Burmese roofed turtle.

Hlawga Wildlife Park consists of a ‘mini-zoo’ with monkeys, bears, birds, cats, crocodiles, snakes and deer in enclosures; as well as a larger safari-type park. It also features a number of huts (5000 kyat) and chalets (20000 kyat) that can be rented for day use only.

Naypyidaw Safari is a wildlife park, located in Naypyidaw. The park consists of a 35.1 acres Asian safari, a 3.53 acres Australian safari and a 59.64 acres African safari. The Asian safari has over 100 rare wildlife animals including the domesticated wild oxen, sambur, and different kinds of deer, while the Australian one features various types of leopards and the African one various African deer, camels, goats, lions, tigers, rhinos, ostriches, etc.

Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden is a garden in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The 165-acre (67 ha) garden is situated near the Naypyidaw City Hall with a steel structure arch-way. Also included in the garden are a main pond with three fountains and 11 small ponds with 13 different fountains, a 30-foot (9.1 m) high clock tower, nine recreation centres, two small gardens, two stone gardens and ten feet wide buggy road and footpaths.

The National Herbal Park is a 200-acre (0.81 km2) park located near the Naypyidaw-Taungnyo Road in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Over 20,000 herbal and medicinal plants, representing over 700 species from the various states and divisions of Myanmar, are grown in the park. The herbal park is part of the government’s efforts to protect and preserve the herbs from depletion and extinction and to keep alive the country’s traditional system of medicines.

Kandawgyi Park is one of two major lakes in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the lake is artificial; water from Inya Lake is channelled through a series of pipes to Kandawgyi Lake.

Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens located in Naypyidaw is the largest zoo in South East Asia. Located on the Yangon-Mandalay highway about 250 miles north of Yangon, the 612-acre zoo opened its doors on Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day (27 March) in 2008 with about 420 animals trucked in from the Yangon Zoological Gardens.


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