Hlawaga Park


Located between 17° 01' N and 96° 05' E in Taukkyan Model Village,Mingaladon Township, Yangon Division.


540 acres, comprising a wildlife park (818 acres), a mini-zoo (62 acres) and a buffer zone (660 acres)

Year of Establishment

Established on 30 September 1982.


  1. Approximately 22 miles north of Yangon, just west of Yangon_Pyay Road.


  1. To establish an enviromental education centre near Yangon.
  2. To protect the forests and vegetative cover in the catchment of Hlawga Lake.
  3. To establish a representative collection of Myanmar indigenous wildlife species of mammals, reptiles and birds, which will be kept under as near as possible natural conditions in such as a way that they can be readily viewed by visitors.


Forest / Vegetative Types

  1. Semi-evergreen forests
  2. Mixed deciduous forests
  3. Swamp forests



Thamin, hog deer, barking deer, Sambar deer, rhesus monkey, pythons, pangolin, mythun, all have in the fenced wildlife park.
In the mini-zoo, small mammals, birds, tigers, leopards, bears and estuarine crocodiles are being displayed more freely in large in spacious cages, aviaries and moated enclosures, built with modern zoo concept.

Conservation, Development and Research   Programmes

  1. Effective protection and management of degraded forests.
  2. Establishment and management of buffer zone plantations.
  3. Construction of high quality rest house ''chalets'' which are in hamony with the natural surroundings.
  4. Establishment of a new Information Centre.
  5. Construction of a 5-storied viewing tower.
  6. Maintenance of roads, nature tails and of all buildings and their utilities.
  7. Research programmes on vegatative study and ornithological studies on both resident and mgratory birds.
  8. Enviroment education activities to create public awarness of enviroment conservation.
  9. Joint-ventrue development works between Forest Department and loval private sectors for all-round development of Hlawga park.
  10. Development of one 18-hole golf course of international standard in the buffer zone of the park.


Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Study nature conservation activities in Myanmar.
  2. Observing ecological study on Thamin, hog deer, barking deer,sambar deer, etc., in their natural state.
  3. Enjoyment of out-door recreation such as picnic sites, traditional huts, boats and elephant rides.
  4. Conducting individual or group bird-watching activities with assistance from experienced bird-watchers of the park.
  5. Study a previously human-disturbed and degarded forest, gradually restoring itself into a well grown natural forest, over a time-span of 20 years.
  6. Recreation in high quality ''chalets'' built by the Forest Department.



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Useful Myanmar Phrases

Auspicious to you all
Mingalar Bad

How are you?
nei kaun: ye. la:

Good morning
mingala nan ne khin: ba

Good evening
kaun: tho: nya. nei khin: ba

Good night/Good Bye
thwa: bi

Thank you
kyei: zu: tin ba de

Thank you very much
kyei: zu: amya: gyi: tin ba de

I cannot speak Myanmar
Myanmar lo matat' bu:

Do you understand?
khamya: na: le tha la:

May I take a photograph?
da' poun yai' lo. ya. mala:

May I use the telephone?
te li hpon: thoun: lo. ya. ma. la:

Where is the restroom?
ein tha be ma shi. tha le:

How much?
be lau' le:

What's that?
e: da ba le:

Very expensive
zei: mya: de

See you again
noun gya. thei: da paw.

Please to meet you.
twei. ya. da wan: tha ba de

Good luck
kan kaun: ba zei

sel' mashi ba ne.

Excuse me
thi: khan ba

It's all right.
ya ba de

Yes (Male)
hou' ke khin bya.

Yes (Female)
hou' ke shin.

hin. in:

da ge la:

It's impossible.
ma hpyi' nain bu:

hpyi' nain ba de

I beg your pardon (Male)
khin mya (?)

I beg your pardon (Male)
Shin (?)

Can I help you?
ku nyi ba ya. zei

kegya. ba oun:

hla. lai' ta

I want...
...gyin de


I want to go...
... go thwa: gyin ba de

Where is...?
...be na: ma le:

Turn left
be be cho:

Turn right
nya be cho:

Straight ahead
te, de. thwa: ba

Stop here
dima ya' ba

Slow down
hpyei: byei:

Be careful
tha di: hta: ba

Be careful, don't drive too fast
tha di: hta: ba: phyie: byei: maun:

Turn back
pyan hie:

Turn back
pyan hie:

How much do I owe you?
be lau' kya. tha le:

Keep the change
maan: ne. daw


lei zei

Bus Station
ba saka: hma' tain

Railway Station
buda youn

hou te

than youn:

hsei: youn

hsei: gan:

Police Station
ye: sa khan:

Post Office
sa dai


River Boat jetty
thin: baw: zei'

Guest house
e. yei' tha

sa: thau' hsain

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