Wildlife Sanctuaries to explore in Ayeyarwady
Ayeyarwady region is named after the river it occupies. Ayeyarwady region’s significance can be seen through its historic towns of Pathein and Bago, which has many monasteries and pagodas that date back to centuries ago
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.