Nature in Myanmar

Myanmar is filled with unspoiled landscapes and a vast array of flora and fauna. There are over 130,000 square miles of forested area in Myanmar, accounting for 45% of its total landmass. Within this pristine, protected land lie 40 national parks home to over 7,000 plants, several hundred mammals and and reptiles, and 1,000 bird species.


Important dialogues on ecotourism are continually taking place in Myanmar. On their visit, visitors will see the result of important policy discussions and efforts, finding green eco-lodges, adventurous wildlife refuges, protected marine parks, and various national parks around the country.


Myanmar’s rich biodiversity makes for a birder’s paradise and is home to over 1,000 bird species of stunning birds. Lampi Marine National Park, which covers a group of islands in the Myeik Archipelago in Southern Myanmar, is home to 228 of those species, including the magnificent Plain-pouched Hornbill.


Local Life on the Slow Train from D...

Local Life on the Slow Train from Dawei to Mawlamyine
There’s no better way to experience local life than on the slow train from Dawei to Mawlamyine – find out why travelling in Myanmar is m...

The road less travelled in Inle Lak...

The road less travelled in Inle Lake
Inle Lake is well established on the typical touristic route in Myanmar but it is possible to explore the country's second largest lake off-...

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