Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar

  
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism

   
   
Eco-Tourism

Popa Mountain Park

  Location  
  • Located between 20° 53' N and 95° 15' E in Kyaukpadaung Township of Mandalay Division.
  Area  
  • 49.63 square miles.
  Year of Establishment
  • Established in 1983 and opened as park in 1989.
  Access
  • (a) Yangon via Pyay and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 412 miles by car.
  • (b) Yangon via Meikhtila and Kyaukpadaung to Popa, 400 miles by car.
  • (c) Yangon via Nyaung-U, 320 miles by air and 37 miles by car.
  Objectives
  • (a) To preserve the forest area of popa Mountain and to conserve the unique dry zone ecosystem and biodiversity with various plants and wildlife species.
  • (b) To conserve the watersheds of near by reservoirs and dams including Kyetmauktaung Dam.
  • (c) To ensure continuous flow of water supply to Kyaukpadaung and nearby villages from natural springs.
  • (d) To conserve medicinal plants and climbers.
  • (e) To preserve unique geological features and to conserve cultural and religious heritages.
  • (f) To promote ecotourism.
  •  
  Forest / Vegetative Types
  • (a) Than-Dahat Forests
  • (b) Low Indaing Forests
  • (c) Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
  • (d) Hill Evergreen Forests
  • (e) Pine Forests
  • (f) Hill Grassland
  Wildlife
  • Monkey, barking deer, wild pig, jungle cat, wild dog and about 140 avifauna species inhabit the Popa area. The dusky leaf monkey is a scare animal and about 150 minkeys live in the Popa Mountain Park.
  Medicinal Plants and Climbers
  • In accordance with the collected data, about 40 medicinal plants and some climbers are growing in the Popa Mountain Park. These plants and climbers are being explored through field research works.
  Conservation, Development and Research   Programmes
  • (a) Conservation of natural forest
  • (b) Enrichment planting with indigenous tree species.
  • (c) Establishment of Popa Mountain Resorts, construction of mountain circuits and maintainance of golf course to facilitate recreation and promote ecotourism.
  • (d) Conducting of research works on the conservation of flora and fauna.
  • (e) Establishment of watershed Plantations.
  • (f) Conservation and planting of medicinal plants and climbers.
  • (g) Promoting, public awarness of environmental conservation.
  • (h) Conducting of Socio-ecimomic surveys in nearby villages.
  • (i) Implementation of buffer zone management.
  Opportunities for Study and Recreation
  • (a) Observing dry zone ecosystem, avifauna species and other wild animals.
  • (b) Enjoyment of the natural beauty of Popa, Oasis of the Dry Zone.
  • (c) Studying the naturally regenerated of sandalwood species.
  • (d) Studying geological features and minerals from and extinct volcano which erupted 25,000 years ago.
  • (e) Studying the natural forests by trekking on foot or on horseback along the forest paths.
  • (f) Observing the medicinal plants and climbers and conducting field research works.
  • (g) Enjoyment of natural beauty by car, horse or on foot and playing golf.
  • (h) Lodging with meals at the Popa Mountain Resorts of the Forest Department.
  • (i) Studying at the environmental education centre.
  • (j) Accommodation for about 16 persons at the Popa Guest House and about 6 persons at the ''Yenge'' Guest House.

Search in this site

 

 

Travel Related Links

 

Association of Southeast Asia NationsAssociation of Southeast Asia Nations

ASEAN
Association of Southeast Asia Nations
www.aseansec.org


Pacific Asia Travel AssociationPacific Asia Travel Association
www.pata.org

Myanmar Hotelier Association
Myanmar Hotelier Association
www.myanmarhotelier.org

Myanmar Tourism Board
Myanmar Tourism Board

Union of Myanmar Travel Association

Union of Myanmar Travel Association
www.umtanet.org


Myanmar Tourism Promotion Board Marketing CommitteMyanmar Tourism Promotion Board
Marketing Committee

www.tourismmyanmar.org

PILGRIMAGE TOURISM
PILGRIMAGE TOURISM
www.aseanreligioustours.com

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
PHILIPPINES


                       Enchating Myanmar
 
 

အႀကံျပဳခ်က္မ်ားရွိပါကဆက္သြယ္ရန္
mo.moht@mptmail.net.mm
mohtmail@gmail.com 

 
 
   
 
Home About Myanmar About us Destinations Eco-Tourism Festivals Tourist Maps Services Tour Itinerary  Embassy
Useful Links Articles Publications Latest News For Tourist Complaints Photo Gallery DOs & DON'Ts Enchanting Myanmar  

Building No. (33), Nay Pyi Taw, Union Of Myanmar. Tel: 95 67 406129, 406061
Email : mo.moht@mptmail.net.mm  , mohtmail@gmail.com        Website:
www.myanmartourism.org

 © Copyright 2004 MyanmarTourism.org. Prepared by DPS.

vBulletin analytics


since - 23 May, 2011