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Maymyo botanical garden - Mandalay

Maymyo botanical garden Maymyo botanical garden is located in Pyin Oo Lwin (also called Maymyo) town of Mandalay division. The garden covers an area of 344.81 acres. It was established in 1915.

Yangon via Manadalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 472 miles (755 km) by car. Yangon to Mandalay, 400 miles (640 km) by air and Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles (67 km) by car.

To serve as a recreation center for the public. To carry out educational activities related to conservation of trees and forests so that people will become interested and appreciate the values of trees and flowers.

Maymyo botanical garden To assist botanists and researchers with their studies. To collect and reproduce rare and endangered plant species for their perpetual existence, conduct research activities and assist the development of ecotourism industry.

Forest / vegetation types
Forest trees (big species) : about 344 species. Total number of trees : about 5000.
Indigenous orchids : 42 species.
Rose : 25 species.
Crinum amoenum (land lily): 6 species.
Natural Forest Area : 42 acres.

Inland indigenous birds (resident forest birds), reptiles, small mammal species and insects are present.

Conservation, development and research programmes
Maymyo botanical garden Conservation of trees already planted. Additional planting of tree species which are ecologically adaptable. Maintenance and improvement of completed land-scaping activities with advanced technology. Implementation of educational programmes in environment and nature conservation.

Opportunities for study and recreation Study and research activities relating to Botany. Rest and recreation.
Location map of parks

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Indawgyi lake wildlife sanctuary
Chatthin wildlife sanctuary
Alaungdaw Kathapa national park

Maymyo botanical garden
Nat Ma Taung (Mt Victoria) national park
Popa mountain park
Inle lake wetland sanctuary
Shwesettaw wildlife sanctuary
Sein Ye forest camp
Moneyingyi wetland wildlife sanctuary
Myaing Hay Wun elephant camp
Hlawaga park
Yangon zoological garden
Meinmahla Kyun (island) wildlife sanctuary

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