Pleasant Elephant Ride in Hlawga Park
Located between 17'01' N and 96'05' E in Taukkyan Model Village,
Mingaladon Township of Yangon Division.
540 acres, comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a mini-zoo (62
acres) and a buffer zone (660 acres).
Year of Establishment
Established on 30 September 1982.
Approximately 22 miles north of Yangon, just west of Yangon-Pyay Road.
Golden Thamin (Cervus eldi), endemic to Myanmar
- To establish an enviromental education centre near Yangon.
- To protect the forests and vegetative cover in the catchment of
- To establish a representative collection of Myanmar indigenous
wildlife species of mammals, reptiles and birds, which will be kept
under as near as possible natural conditions in such as a way that
they can be readily viewed by visitors.
Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, sambar deer, rhesus
monkey, pythons, pangolin, mythun, all have in the fenced wildlife park.
In the mini-zoo, small mammals, birds, tigers, leopards, bears and
estuarine crocodiles are being displayed more freely in large in spacious
cages, aviaries and moated enclosures, built with modern zoo comcept.
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
- Study nature conservation activities in Myanmar
- Observing ecological study on Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, sambar
deer, etc., in their natural state.
- Enjoyment of out-door recreation such as picnic sites, traditional
huts, boats and elephant rides.
- Conducting individual or group bird-watching activities with
assistance from experienced bird-watchers of the park.
- Study a previously human-disturbed and degraded forest, gradually
restoring itself into a well grown natural forest, over a time-span of
- Recreation in high quality "chalets" built by the Forest