Nature Tour Sites
Kalaw is situated in the western part of the Shan
Plateau, very popular in British times for its fantastic
hill station. You can still see the colonial influence in
the beautiful Tudor Style houses that remain. Kalaw weather
is very cool because of its altitude, 1320 metres above sea
level. So it is very nice for hiking among a lush vegetation
of pine trees and bamboos.
The best thing to do in this area is to see all the
mountain area and to visit the hill tribes and discover
their way of life. Accommodations are available and it is a
perfect place to mark the beginning for the hiking to the
This area is very famous for the ethnic tribes with
colorful dresses and the nature beauty that surrounds it. We
can point out the Spa, Naung Tong Lake, Su Taung Pyi
Monastery. You can also find especial lacquer ware and
weaving factories. You can find different tribes with
distinct clothes with a great variety of colors. There are
Gon, Lwe, Li, Wa, Lah Hu, Thai Nay, Shan, Li Shaw, Li Su,
Palaung, Akha. When you arrive you can see their ways of
life in their villages and their beautiful tribal dances.
This mountain area is situated in the eastern Shan state.
Pyin Oo Lwin
It is very popular because of its altitude, 1000 meters
above sea level. This hill station is nice place with great
weather, delightful and there is a colonial atmosphere with
very nice vegetation made up from pine trees, eucalyptus and
silver oak trees. You can discover the beautiful botanical
gardens founded by Mr Roger, the Pwe Kauk Water fall around
8 km from the town where it is very popular to enjoy a
picnic and the Peik Chin Myaung Cave.
According to ancient history, this old Shan town dates
back to 58 BC. The people pronounce this town as Thibaw and
the last king from Myanmar named himself after this town.
(1875-85 AD).The old palace made from wood was destroyed
during the World War but other interesting things can be
visited like the Sawbwa residence build by Sawbwa Sao Ohn
Kya who ruled Hsipaw from 1928 to 1938.
Located Situated in northern Myanmar, the Kachin State,
is full of dense vegetation, stunning mountains with forests
and important snowy peaks. Here we find the train station
that is farther north, to 919 miles from Yangon. Here is
your birth Ayeryawaddy the great river, the confluence of
two tributaries and Malikha Meikha to become the Myitsone
which then becomes the great river. Worth a visit.
Situated in the North of Mytkyina, in the Kachin State,
with mountain tops full of snow. Famous for being the base
camp for climbers who want to climb the Mt. Khakhaborazi.
The Rawan, lisu, Jingphaw and the Kachin tribes also live in
this area. We find incredible exotic flora and fauna,
especially a wide variety of beautiful orchids.
Popa Mountain Natural Park
It was opened in 1989 and you can find a great variety of
animals like the wild dog, wild pig, deer, jungle cat and
around 140 species of birds. You can also find the rare leaf
monkey and other 150 species of other monkeys.
Hlawga Wildlife Park
It was opened in 1982 and can be observed the Thamin,
different varieties of deer in the wild and also picnic
sites, elephant rides and boat rides.
National Botanical Gardens
These gardens were opened in 1915 and have a great
variety of resident forest birds, small mammals. It is very
interesting if you like Botany.
Inlay Lake (Wetland) Sanctuary
This sanctuary opened in 1985 is situated at 2950 feet
above sea level .It is one of the most beautiful sights of
the area and it is full of great varieties of birds. There
are also fish species as the Ngapweh and the Ngaku-Shinpa.
Moeyingyi Wetland Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated 70 miles from the city of Yangon and was opened
in 1986. In 1998 a census counted 4529 birds living in this
Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
Opened in 1999, you can find very special animals like
the leopard, golgen cats, the malayan sun bear, the gaur,
banteng , 120 different species of birds like the pelican
and the peacock.
Hkakaborazi National Park
This park was opened in 1996 and rare animals are found,
blue sheep, the musk deer, Phet Gui, deers and also
different species of insects, especially butterflies. There
are different ethnic tribes living in this area like the
Rawang, lisu and people from Myanmar-Tibet. You can observe
their different traditions and ways of living.
Nat Ma Taung National Park
This park opened in 1994,and has the third highest
mountain in Myanmar 10018 feet high. You have a driving
distance of 10 miles or a walking distance of 15 miles from
Kan-pet-let city and then hike 5 miles to the beautiful
Yangon Zoological Garden
This garden was opened in 1906 and has 18 species of
reptiles, 60 species of birds, and 59 species of mammals.
There are around 1300 species of animals in total. You can
also see the skeleton of a whale of 72 feet, a pair of tusks
from a white elephant that belonged to King Thibaw from 1219
and the skeleton of a stegosaurus.
Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp
This camp was opened in 1986. You can find elephants,
Deer, wild boars wild cats, parakeets, ducks monito lizards
chameleons. And other animals. It is a park rich with