Myanmar's National Gardens

Easily available buggy transport is suitable for disabled people and for those who have difficulty walking long distances

A Note on the Government Botanic Garden, Maymyo (1928) can be downloaded here (Word *.doc, 51 kb)

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The brass plaque commemorating the renovation of the Gardens

Modern 9 seater buggies are available for 20 minute trips around the Gardens, though a little expensive

The 'Rainbow Fountain' December 2008

Young people enjoying the Flower Festival 2008

Visitors in the formal flower display area, 2008

There are many quiet floral corners during the Festival

Floral cartoon characters dot the public areas during the Festival, 2008

A great place for families or for thoughtful, quiet meditation

Well placed and clear signs show visitors the way to Kandawgyi Gardens on the roads from hotels and the town centre

Young flowering cherry trees surround the lower lake on a misty morning in January

The central part of the gardens is wonderful for strolling, sitting and enjoying this beautifully laid out treasure

Lovely places set aside for children's play. An imaginative wooden maze is near the playground

Children can play without disturbing the peace of the gardens

In season flowers overflow rustic flower-tubs along the paths

A profusion of delights greet every visitor

Flower beds are always filled with in season flowers

Looking across the second lake from the central viewing platform

Unusual beauties in every direction

Fragrant and colourful herbs and plants beside the paths near the well placed tea shop

The lakes are home to black and white swans as well as other varieties of water fowl

The lakes are fed from a swampy area, through which visitors can walk along a raised walkway

Plenty of space for everyone

For a good overview of the gardens, including a pictorial map, http://www.woodlandtravels.com/nationalkandawgyigarden.html.  But for a full appreciation of the scope of the gardens, you need to come and see for yourself!