The Yangon Zoo is a great place to catch some of Myanmar’s exotic flora and fauna in the heart of YangonCheck out my visit to the Yangon Zoological Gardens by Clicking Here For High-Resolution Photos of my trip to the Yangon Zoo: Click Here Entrance Fee: Entrance fee for foreigners is 3,000 kyat (about $2.50 USD) Visiting Hours: The zoo opens daily from 8:00am until around 6:00pm daily Location: The Yangon Zoological Gardens are located north of downtown Yangon and just south of Kandawgyi Lake on Kan Yeik Tha Rd.
The Yangon Zoological Gardens (Yangon Zoo) is the oldest and the second largest zoo in Myanmar. Located immediately north of downtown Yangon and just south of Kandawgyi Lake, the 70-acre recreational park also includes a museum of natural history, an aquarium and an amusement park.The zoo features a collection of around 200 species and is a huge draw among locals and travelers alike with nearly 2.2 million visitors annually. The park first opened in 1882 and up until 2011 was operated by the Forest Department under the Ministry of Forestry. Currently run by a private firm, the Yangon Zoo is one of the ‘better’ run zoos in Asia as most have a nefarious reputation for their handling and upkeep of the animals under their care. Between 2003 and 2006, the zoo underwent a 600 million Kyat (~$600,000 USD) renovation program which not only increased the capacity of the zoo but drew more visitors as well. Various animal shows are performed on weekends and public holidays during the fall and summer seasons (November to April) and when shows aren’t on you can find the animals hanging around their cages and begging for food. This may seem a bit unseemly however the elephants didn’t complain when I fed them copious amounts of plantains. These are available by the basketful for the nominal fee of about 200 kyat (less than 20 cents USD). In addition, there is an albino Bengal tiger which is a star attraction along with a handful of elephants, deer of all shapes and sizes, bears and more. The zoo also contains many types of birds along with flora and fauna from all over Southeast Asia. Check out my visit to the Yangon Zoological Gardens by Clicking Here For High-Resolution Photos of my trip to the Yangon Zoo: Click Here Resources: Wiki Yangon Zoological Gardens Myanmar Travel Information