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Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

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About Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake is Myanmar's largest lake and forms the basis of the Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. It was nominated for UNESCO protection.  It was also the largest inland lakes in Southeast Asia. there are over 20 villages surrounding the lake and it is the main water resource for all of them. it is the main part of the Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary.

Attractions near Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary7.34km from Indawgyi Lake

Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary contains Indawgyi Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Myanmar, and a substantial portion of the surrounding forested watershed. Established in 1999, ILWS covers 73,600 hectares and ranges in elevation from 169 m at the lake surface to over 1,400 m.  The lake drains to the north and includes 12,000 hectares of open water, along with marsh, floating vegetation, and submerged macrophytes. Daily a lot of people visit this place.

Hubei Tiger Reserve146.65km from Indawgyi Lake

The Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and its extension are located in northwest Myanmar and falls in both Sagaing Division and Kachin State and cover a total area of 17,890 km2. It has mixed deciduous forest, evergreen hill forest, and pine forest are present. Globally threatened wildlife includes the Asian Elephant, Tiger, and White-bellied Heron.

Hukawng Valley153.83km from Indawgyi Lake

A beautiful isolated valley in the heart of Myanmar which was flourished with a lot of verities of Flora and fauna.  Ringed by steep mountain ranges to the north, east, and west, the valley is known as a habitat of tigers. The valley is well known for Burmese amber, a type of amber dating back to the Cretaceous period, around 99 million years ago.

Patkai Hills210.03km from Indawgyi Lake

Patkai Hills are the hills on India's north-eastern border with Burma or Myanmar. They were created by the same tectonic processes that created the Himalayas in the Mesozoic.

Dzükou Valley224.95km from Indawgyi Lake

Dotted with lush green forests, gorgeous valleys, crystal clear water and sedating ambiance, Dzukou Valley in Senapati district is often touted as an epitome of eternal beauty. Situated on the border of Nagaland and Manipur, Dzukou Valley is a paradise of exquisite landscapes that consist of the misty clouds and gorgeous valleys. Throughout the year, this place welcomes tourists and spellbinds them with its enduring grandeur.

Also called the 'Festival of Festivals', the Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December. The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote the cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first festival was held in 2000.

Where is Indawgyi Lake

Discover more attractions in Kachin, where Indawgyi Lake is located

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Kachin State features Myanmar's highest mountain, Hkakabo Razi with (5,889 meters), forming the southern tip of the Himalayas, and a large inland lake, Indawgyi Lake.