The elephant is not only of great cultural and historical significance in Myanmar but is also of major economic importance in the country’s timber industry. Elephant Camps is one of great and must-try activities in this country.
Myaing Hay Wun
Located in Taikkyi Township of Yangon Region, Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp covers an area of 10 acres. It is easily accessible by car from Yangon to Taikkyi Township and only about 90 minutes drive. The wildlife in this camp include Elephant, Hare Wild cat, Green Peafowl, Ruddy sheld duck, Butterflies, Snakes, Monitar lizard,…
The Elephant Camp is a great opportunity to study the nature of wildlife and at the same time can get the recreation from the city. The tour includes trekking with elephant about 45 minutes. Along the trekking journey by riding elephant you will see beauty and serenities of natural virgin forest it’s surrounding would be unforgettable. Tourists can also see the bathing of the elephants with their mahouts. The elephants are treated well and also have medical treatment for their health.
Pho Kyar Forest Resort
Pho Kyar Forest Resort is located in Yedashe Township of Thargara. It is 10 miles 2 furlong from Thargara in the area of Swa forest reserve area on the bank of Thaing creek. The resort has 20 acres in area which is larger than Myaing Hay Wun Elephant Camp. This forest can be accessed from Yangon to Swa Township. Thargara by car is 204 miles.
Like many other forest resorts, it has a great opportunity to study natural forest plants including different species of hardwood, large forests teak wood. Other valuable forest plants different life span bamboos, cane and different flora. Tour offers elephant riding for short trips and long trips. Bathing and washing elephants can also be viewed.
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