to Meinma Hla Kyun Wildlife Sanctuary is a very beautiful and exciting,
adventurous trip for foreign visitors. Meinma Hla Kyun is situated in Bogalay Township, Ayeyarwaddy Division, with an area of 33,779sq.km. - 16 miles
long from north to south and 6 miles wide from east to west.
It is 80 miles from Yangon to
Bogalay if road transportation is used and 12 miles if water transportation is
used. A unique eco system with mangroves preservation can be observed there as well as birds including migratory birds and
inland birds which live around water. The natural habitat of reptiles including
crocodiles and other mammals and amphibians can also be observed.
An upcoming destination for nature-based tourism
If you go in November, December or
January, you can go to Kadonlay turtle nesting beach and observe sea turtles
laying eggs. Meinma Hla Kyun was made a forest for wood in 1895, and then became
a wildlife sanctuary on 1994. http://www.mymagicalmyanmar.com/posts/www.tourism.gov.mm http://www.tourism.gov.mm/ It became an ASEAN Heritage site in
2003 and became one of the world’s RAMSAR sites in February 2017.
According to Fauna and Flora
International (FFI) Meinma Hla Kyun hosts almost 20 critically endangered species
of fauna including endangered mangrove terrapins, turtles which live in mangroves
such as saltwater turtle, endangered wild dogs, Ayeyarwaddy dolphins and the
rare ‘adjutant’ stork. Meinma Hla Kyun, one of Myanmar’s
beautiful landscapes and heritage, is an upcoming destination for nature-based