Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism


Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Located between 20° 12' N and 94° 35' E in Minbu, Setote-taya, Saku and Ngapeh Townships of Magwe Division.
  • 213.4 square miles.
  Year of Establishment
  • Established as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1940 and strengthened with more staff in 1985
  • Yangon to Magwe, 331 miles by car and Magwe to Minbu, 2 miles by river-route and Minbu to Shwesettaw, 30 miles by car.
  • (a) To protect and conserve the endemic Shwethamin (Cervus eldithamin) deer of Myanmar.
  • (b) To conserve the "Than-dahat" forest which is part of the Dry Zone Ecosystem and natural habitat of Shwethamin.
  • (c) To conserve the important Mon and Manth watersheds.
  • (d) To sustain the environs of the cherished Shwesettaw Buddhist heritage
  Forest / Vegetative Types
  • (a) Than-dahat Forest
  • (b) Low 'Indaing' (Dry Dipterocarp) Forest
  • (c) Dry Deciduous Forest
  • Bear, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Eld's deer, Wild boar and various types of wild cats, wild dogs and birds.In accordance with 1998 inventory, the population of thamin is increasing by (1088 ± 269) and the rare Star turtoise (Geochelone platynota) is also present.
  Conservation, Development and Research   Programmes
  • (a) Conservation of natural forests.
  • (b) Conservation and maintenance of the buffer-Zone.
  • (c) Conservation and protection of wildlife including the Myanmar Shwe Thamin.
  • (d) Inventory and research on the natural habitats and ecosystem of shwethamin.
  • (e) Upgrading of the area to promote ecotourism.
  • (f) Educational programmes of environment conservation during religious festivals
  Opportunities for Study and Recreation
  • (a) Observation of the habits and habitats of the Myanmar Shwe Thamin.
  • (b) Observation of the Dry Zone Ecosystem and wildlife.
  • (c) Pilgrimage and homage to the footprint of Buddha.
  • (d) Observation of life and habits of the rare reptile Star tortoise.
  • (e) Observation of the culture of the Chin ethnic nationals.
  • (f) Accommodation for 20 persons at 2 guest houses.

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