MYANMAR ECO TOURISM
HLAW GA PARK
The Wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries are Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park,
Popa Mountain Park, Hlawga Wildlife Park, Shwe-settaw Wildlife Sanctuary,
Inlay Bird's Sanctuary, Mohingyi and Sein Ye Forest Camp.
Hlawga Wildlife Park
- Located between 17° 01' N and 96° 05' E in Taukkyan Model
Village,Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division.
- 540 acres, comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a mini-zoo (62
acres) and a buffer zone (660 acres)
Year of Establishment
- Established on 30 September 1982.
- Approximately 22 miles north of Yangon, just west of Yangon-Pyay
- To establish an enviromental education centre near Yangon.
- To protect the forests and vegetative cover in the catchment of
- To establish a representative collection of Myanmar indigenous
wildlife species of mammals, reptiles and birds, which will be kept
under as near as possible natural conditions in such as a way that they
can be readily viewed by visitors.
Forest / Vegetative Types
- Semi-evergreen forests
- Mixed deciduous forests
- Swamp forests
- Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, rhesus monkey, pythons,
pangolin, mythun, all have in the fenced wildlife park.I
- n the mini-zoo, small mammals, birds, tigers, leopards, bears and
estuarine crocodiles are being displayed more freely in large in
spacious cages, aviaries and moated enclosures, built with modern zoo
Conservation, Development and Research Programmes
- Effective protection and management of degraded forests.
- Establishment and management of buffer zone plantations.
- Construction of high quality rest house ''chalets'' which are in hamony with the natural surroundings.
- Establishment of a new Information Centre.
- Construction of a 5-storied viewing tower.
- Maintenance of roads, nature tails and of all buildings and their
- Research programmes on vegatative study and ornithological studies
on both resident and mgratory birds.
- Enviroment education activities to create public awarness of
- Joint-ventrue development works between Forest Department and
loval private sectors for all-round development of Hlawga park.
- Development of one 18-hole golf course of international standard in
the buffer zone of the park.
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
- Study nature conservation activities in Myanmar.
- Observing ecological study on Thamin, hog deer, barking
deer,sambar deer, etc., in their natural state.
- Enjoyment of out-door recreation such as picnic sites, traditional
huts, boats and elephant rides.
- Conducting individual or group bird-watching activities with
assistance from experienced bird-watchers of the park.
- Study a previously human-disturbed and degarded forest, gradually
restoring itself into a well grown natural forest, over a time-span of
- Recreation in high quality ''chalets'' built by the Forest