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Getaway Holiday Weekends to Nga Laik Kan Tha Eco Resort

Photo - Lwin Ko Taik

Holiday Weekends
The extended weekends filled with many dreams — dreams of all the errands I finally get done, how many lazy hours I can spend watching TV, reading books and catching up on social media, and exactly how much food a human can have delivered over a 72-hour period. It’s truly bursting with possibilities. But the most serene of those was a long weekend I recently spent at my colleague’s brother’s holiday-weekend wedding in Nay Pyi Taw.

 So many people think of travel as a time for intrepid trips or special occasions, but it can also be simply for wellness, education, environmental observation or even simply a search for a shift in perspective.


Travel can make us better humans in the universe and better world citizens especially if we seek out the incredible displays of nature that serve as reminders that we are so very insignificant in this universe. Nga Laik Kan Tha Eco Resort can change you.

It’s time for travel and escaping back to nature. Nga Laik Kan Tha Eco Resort is just  15miles/24km away from Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar. Located on the shores of a beautiful man-made lake in the lush countryside by Kywe Shinn Village, Ottawa Thiri Township, I’ve arranged to stay in the Resort and after the wedding we would gather for lunch in a lovely restaurant overlooking the Nga Laik Kan Tha lake and the dam in this self-sustaining property.

The view from the hotel of the dam is amazing especially from the boat rides, seeing all the beautiful trees and plants along the outskirts of the lake that surrounds the resort. The green-oriented facilities are designed for minimal ecological impact, and made for relaxed and hassle-free experiences which may involve boating, rowing, fishing, bird watching, hiking, elephant rides and most outdoor activities to enjoy adventure and which also provide recreation facilities for the public from nearby Nay Pyi Taw.

The traditional Myanmar-style houses at the resort have really reasonable offers at USD 50 - 80 depending on the size of house and there is also the possibility to opt for deluxe rooms for budget travelers with an affordable price of US$30. Across from our chalets a bunch of white geese are swimming to and from the lake. It’s hard to get that kind of experience elsewhere. It’s so awesome that we’re spending the holiday with action-packed days. This amazingly packed itinerary eventually brings us to an elephant camp Nga Laik Sa Khan Tha at sunset. And, the sunset is the one of the most beautiful sunsets you can enjoy in Myanmar.
 This is one of the best ways to spend a holiday weekend and especially for a perfect way to bliss out for an uninterrupted stretch of pleasing time. You know how normal weekends never feel like they contain enough downtime? A long weekend here will keep you busy with relaxation. 


-    Ngalaik Dam is a dam and reservoir in Pyinmana Township,  Mandalay Region. It was built between 1978 and 1987.The dam has created a reservoir around which the nature reserve and the eco resort are located.
-    Nga Laik Sa Khan Tha is an elephant conservation camp based on tourism. It is located in the Ngalaik Reserved Forest beside the Ngalaik Dam in Ottara Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, about 0.25 mile from No.217 Mile Post on Yangon-Mandalay Expressway.

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Yamin Htin Aung is Managing Editor of My Magical Myanmar and Founder and Managing Director of Logistics Media Services Co., Ltd.


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