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3 Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Myanmar

Myanmar

Largest of the mainland South East Asian nation. Overcame the long history of civil wars in 2011 to have a civilian government.

Hubei Tiger Reserve
Hubei Tiger ReserveMyanmar (Burma)

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.

Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
Indawgyi Lake Wildlife SanctuaryLone Ton, Myanmar (Burma)

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.

Mein-ma-hla-kyun Wildlife Reserve

Mein-ma-hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary is a wetland reserve in Lower Myanmar. It is located in Bogale Township in Ayeyarwady Division. Mein-ma-hla means beautiful women in Burmese, as the island is linked to a local Burmese myth. The wetland reserve is located on Mein-ma-hla island and is classified as a mangrove ecosystem reserve. The reserve occupies an area of 52.79sqmi and was established in 1986. The protected area has a total of 29 mangrove tree species and saltwater crocodiles.

Map of Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Myanmar