The National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens, which are sometimes called Kandawgyi Nature Park, can be found along Kandawgyi Kanpat and Natmauk roads. The garden spans over a hundred and seventy hectares and is situated over a thousand metres above sea level in Pyin U Lwin town. Consequently, the climate here is an alpine one.
An excess of five hundred varieties of native trees can be found here, in addition to around seventy-four foreign ones, as well as several croton and bamboo species. You can also observe many endangered species of animals here. These include, but are not limited to the following: the Burmese star tortoise (Burma being the former name of Myanmar), hog deer, brow-antlered deer, water fowls and pheasants. There are also three museums on the premises; the Butterfly Museum, Petrified Wood Museum and Fossils Museum. The first features a range of butterfly species from all over the world, including from countries like Taiwan, Nepal, Japan and those in the South East Asian region. The second showcases plant fossils and things that are made from these, as well as things like coloured stones. The third houses an assorted collection of animal fossils of reptiles, mammals and invertebrates. Those with kids will be happy to know that the Gardens also have a children’s playground to keep the little ones happy.
Tourists find the Kandawgyi Gardens attractive as they are similar in nature to those you would find in England, with their mountainous landscapes and rolling lawns. Want to visit the National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens? Myanmar has many popular tourist resorts spread out across the country such as the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon and many others. Whether you’re staying at a Yangon hotel or one in the country’s capital of Naypyidaw, you can request your hotel’s front desk to help you arrange an excursion to Kandawgyi Garden.
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