Tha Scenic Sight of Beautiful Mt.Popa From A Distance
Located between 20'53' N and 95'15' E in Kyaukpadaung Township of
49.63 square miles.
Year of Establishment
Established in 1983 and opened as park in 1989.
Yangon via Pyay and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 412 miles by car.
Yangon via Meikhtila and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 400 miles by car.
Yangon via Nyaung-U, 320 miles by air and 37 miles by car.
To preserve the forest area of Popa Mountain and to conserve the
unique dry zone ecosystem and biodiversity with various plants and
To conserve the watersheds of near by reservoirs and dams
including Kyetmauktaung Dam.
To ensure continuous flow of water supply to Kyaukpadaung and
nearby villages from natural springs.
To conserve medicinal plants and climbers.
To preserve unique geological features and to conserve cultural
and religious heritages.
To promote ecotourism.
Monkey, barking deer, wild pig, jungle cat, wild dog
and about 140 avifauna species inhabit the Popa area. The dusky leaf
monkey is a scarce animal and about 150 monkeys live in the Popa Mountain
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
Observing dry zone ecosystem, avifauna species and other wild
Enjoyment of the natural beauty of Popa, Oasis of the Dry Zone.
Studying the naturally regenerated of sandalwood species.
Studying geological features and minerals from and extinct volcano
which erupted 25,000 years ago.
Studying the natural forests by trekking on foot or on horseback
along the forest paths.
Observing the medicinal plants and climbers and conducting field
Enjoyment of natural beauty by car, horse or on foot and playing
Lodging with meals at the Popa Mountain Resorts of the Forest
Studying at the environmental education centre.
Accommodation for about 16 persons at the Popa Guest House and about
6 persons at the "Yenge" Guest House.