Elephant camp near Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda in Minbu has offered elephant ride to pilgrims as from 13 February.
The elephant camp is set to open by 13 February, 2019, in conjunction with the Mann Shwe Settaw Pagoda Festival as the guidance of the Magway Region Government, said U Hla Than, In-Charge of the elephant camp.
“The initial estimated cost for the camp is K 30,447,200. Currently, there are only 8 elephants in the camp and we will add more 7 elephants, and will operate with a total of 15 elephants in the camp,” said U Hla Than.
“The time of riding elephant is set from 8 am to 11 am every day. The elephant ride costs is set to K 5,000 per person,” he added.
The elephant camp will be built on an estimated 810 acres of land, and 700 acres will be used as pasture. The elephant camp is located on the side of 8 miles road to the Mann Shwe Settaw pagoda about 3 miles away from the Mann Shwe Settaw pagoda.
—Myo Myat-Minbu District IPRD(Translated by JT)