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Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Situated in Mingin township of Sagaing division, covering an area of 620.35 square miles, the Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park is the largest national park in Burma (Myanmar). Established with the aim of being like a wildlife reserve in 1941 and opened as a national park in 1984, the park consists of the Patolon Reserved Forest and the adjoining Taungdwin Reserved Forest. Travel Indochina

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

With the goal of conserving biodiversity including flora and fauna, studying and researching on ecosystem of plants and animals, maintaining forest resources by establishing as a national park in accordance with the sustainable production policy of natural resources and promoting ecotourism, the Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park is an ideal place for nature-lovers to pay a visit.

A large number of wild elephants and other rare wildlife species exist in this park make it one of the most popular parks in Myanmar. Besides Asian Elephants, which exist in the largest number (150-200), there are also many other animals include leopard, civets, jungle Cats, Himalayan brown Bear, oriental giant squirrel, Indian giant squirrel, hog badger, monitor lizards, macaques, barking deer and a wide variety of wild birds and fowls, including owls, hornbills, pheasants, parrots and eagles. A variety of animals make it the most worthy park in Myanmar. Thailand tours packages

Elephants

Elephants

Containing three rivers the Petpa, Patolon and Taungdwin rivers, the Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park has many beautiful scenery attracting tourists. In the rainy season, especially along the upper reaches of the Patolon and Petpa rivers, above the valleys, appear a large amount of small waterfalls. In the dry season, from March to May, a number of perennial springs that keep the major rivers flow instead of many the smaller dry streams.

Grottoes

Grottoes

The root of its name is from a shrine to Kathapa located within the park, Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park attracts tourists not only by its national park but also by the sanctuaries.  The shrine has a reclining figure called Kathapa and they believe that his remains are kept under the shrine. A small group of monks care for the shrine and coming here you will have a chance to be educated about conservation and wildlife.

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