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National Botanical Garden of Kandawgyi (Burmese:
1 ]The actual name is National Kandawgyi Garden.
Kandawgyi National Gardens
This botanical garden, established in 1915 and affectionately cared for by Turks who were taken prisoner by the British during the First World War, contains more than 480 kinds of plants, shrubs and trees. Its most charming feature is the way in which the view of the wood bridge and the small gold-plated Kandawgyi Lake pit is opened to the world.
Entrance fees include the indoor and outdoor pools, aviaries, orchids, butterflies and Nan Myint Towers. The 12-storey turret looks like a spacecraft for a mediaeval China Kaiser and provides better view from the outside stairs than through the greased window of the viewing platform.
Unfortunately, you cannot explore the area by bike, so please take hiking boots with you and allow yourself about two hrs time to do the place justice. 2. The use of the southward entry slightly shortens the distances you have to walk. Both garden entries are located on the east side of Lake Kandawgyi, about a kilometer southwards of the smaller Kandawlay Lake.
Kandawgyi National Gardens - Pyin Oo Lwin Myanmar
National Kandawgyi Gardens (formerly National Botanical Gardens) is situated in the Alpine city about 1.5 km southwards of Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly Maymyo), Myanmar. Established in 1915 by Alex Roger, a forestry scientist, with the help of Lady Cuffe, the planter. The building was modeled on the Kew Gardens of England.
Primordial area of the Botanical Garden was 170 acre of ground and 70 acre of total 240acre. In 1917, the goverment proclaimed a state-regulated garden. It has many collections of flowers, among them alien plants, different types of plants in the garden of Orchides, dahlias, roses, many tropical fruit and shaded saplings.
The garden was converted into a recreational garden in 2000 and re-named "Kandawgyi National Gardens". There are three botanical garden musees. They are well landscaped between ponds and trails, and there is a nice selection of lake fishing and nice b&w fox. There' s a watchtower to be climbed, from which you have a wonderful view of Pyin Oo Lwin and the Shan Hills.