National Botanical Gardens (Pyin Oo Lwin)
– Located between 22°O’ N and 96°30′ E in Pyin Oo Lwin Town of Mandalay Division.
– 344.81 acres.
Year of Establishment
– Established in 1915.
– Yangon via Manadalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 472 miles by car.
– Yangon to Mamdalay, 400 miles by air and Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles by car.
– To serve as a recreation center for the public.
– To carry out educational activities related to conservation of trees and forests so that people will become interested and appreciate the values of trees and flowers.
– To assist botanists and researchers with their studies.
– To collect and reproduce rare and endangered plant species for their perpetual existence, conduct research activities and assist the development of ecotourism industry.
Forest / Vegetative Types
– Forest trees (big species) : about 344 species. Total number of trees : about 5000.
– Indigenous orchids : 42 species.
– Rose : 25 species.
– Crinum amoenum (land lily): 6 species.
– Natural Forest Area : 42 acres.
Inland indigenous birds (resident forest birds), reptiles, small mammal species and insects are present.
Conservation, Development and Research Programmes
– Conservation of trees already planted.
– Additional planting of tree species which are ecologically adaptable.
– Maintenance and improvement of completed land-scaping activities with advanced technology.
– Implementation of educational programmes in environment and nature conservation.
Opportunities for Study and Recreation
– Study and research activities relating to Botany.
– Rest and recreation.