New elephant camp opened in Pyay
Myanma Timber Enterprise has recently opened an elephant camp near Pyay township in Bago Region aiming to promote a tourism based on elephants, local newspaper 7 Day reported.
Pyay Elephant Camp is located in Nat Hmaw Village, which is about five miles from downtown Pyay, and offers elephant rides along Ayeyarwaddy River and elephant shows.
The elephants were initially kept at forest camps for logging and the enterprise had to find ways to keep them when it decided to stop logging at Bago Mountains for ten years.
It got idea to take care the elephants by opening a camp, which can allow the visitors to watch the nature of the elephants.
Except Monday, the camp is opened from 9am to 12pm in the morning and 3pm to 6pm in the evening every day.
The entrance fee is set 500 kyat for a local and 5,000 for a foreigner. The elephant ride will cost 2,000 kyat for a local and 10,000 for a foreigner.
Ref: 7 Day