Plan underway to enhance tourism activities before Shwesettaw pagoda festival

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An aerial view shows environs of Shwesettaw Pagoda and Shwesettaw wildlife sanctuary in Minbu Township. Photo : Zeyar Htet

The tourism promotion activities will be carried out at Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in Minbu Township, Minbu District in the Magway Region before the Shwesettaw pagoda Buddha Pujaniya festival, according to the U Aung San, Assistant Director of the Department of Natural Environment and Wildlife Conservation of Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary.
Pilgrims and travellers will have a chance to explore Minbu city’s eminent pagodas and many landmarks for rare species of Golden Dear and Star tortoise of Myanmar at the Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary as habitats.
Staying at bungalows and enjoying elephant-ride at Shwesettaw Mann creek Resort Elephant Camp, travellers can observe 14 mammals, 22 species of fish, 43 species of amphibious, 113 species of butterflies, hornbills, hummingbird, Burmese Eurasian skylark, and prince of birds. It is reported that the tourism industry has been operating since August so that people can see and study rare wildlife in peace of mind.
Shwesettaw pagoda Buddha Puajaniya festival is one of the longest festivals in Myanmar as 12 months festivals and is held three months from the 5th waxing of Tabodwe to the Myanmar New Year Day.
Now, the eminent pagodas and landmarks on Minbu city have been renovated, so that tourists from all over the areas can view round there. —Zeyar Htet (Minbu)/GNLM

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