User:Mya Thazin (IV-TM-135)
Hlawga Wildlife Park
Why Hlawga Wildlife Park is special ?
The Hlawga Wildlife Park makes a nice day or half-day trip from Yangon. It consists of a ‘mini-zoo’ with monkeys, bears, birds, cats, crocodiles, snakes and deer in enclosures; as well as a larger safari-type park.
In the safari park are free-roaming monkeys and deer along with captive elephants and hippopotamus. Five-minute elephant rides are possible for 1000 kyat. There are also plenty of places to buy food to feed the animals, several picnic sites and a restaurant and coffee shop on the grounds.
Hlawga Wildlife Park also features a number of huts (5000 kyat) and chalets (20000 kyat) that can be rented for day use only (overnight stays are not possible). The idea being to relax among the lake-dotted natural scenery for a day, possibly with a keg of beer.
What to explore at Hlawga Wildlife Park?
Hlawga Park is about 45 minutes drive from downtown. The park covers 1,650 acres of land including the Hlawga Lake , which is a home for over 70 kinds of herbivorous animals and 90 species of birds. It has a museum of the replica of Myanmar traditional buildings and a small zoo with rock garden. Flocks of migratory birds frequently visit the park. It is an ideal place for picnickers, naturalists, botanists and bird-watchers. Visitor can also enjoy elephant rides, boating and fishing in the park. The area of Hlawga Wildlife Park is (1540) acres, comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a buffer zone (660 area), and a mini-zoo (62 acres) including other various recreation centres. There are (4) recreation centers around Kanthayar Lake with the area of (30) acres in it, and (245) plant species and over (100) herbal plants. One can, enjoy adventurous waling into the forest foot paths, birds lovers can observe over (160) species of migratory birds and water-flows / water birds. One can feel happy while one can be watching the birds as well as the beauty of natural park from the watch house on the bi-joint of the trees as a aerial or bird-eyes view. Hlawga Wildlife Park is one of the good recreation centers for all visitors.
How to get to Hlawga Wildlife Park?
The park is best explored in a car, via the 5-kilometre-long (3-mile-long) driveway that cuts through it. The setting is a great place to draw, paint or observe animals up close.