Moeyungyi Sanctuary receives 5,000 visitors in April

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Holidaymakers at the sanctuary.

About 5,000 holidaymakers visited the Moeyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary in April, including the Thingyan holiday, according to its warden, Daw Thin Thin Yu.
Since the beginning of the month, native waterfowl have become more prominent at the sanctuary, where they reside year-round. The sanctuary, being a wetland, is also home to various shrubs.
The warden said: “We have provided facilities for recreation besides observation. Most visitors were from Yangon and Bago. We have documented various species of waterfowl and wintering birds, including rare bird species such as red-necked cranes and pelicans.”
The sanctuary stretches 15,600 acres, with the Forest Department leasing 360 acres long-term to the Shwe Pyi Aye Company for resort development. The amenities feature a water lily pond and boat rental services.
As the Moeyungyi Sanctuary is home to 172 species of waterfowl and wintering birds, it attracts birdwatchers nationwide.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the sanctuary enjoyed about 80,000 domestic and foreign travellers annually. — ASH/NT

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