Alungdaw Kathapa National Park

Located between 22′ 25′ N and 94′ 26′ E in Mingin Township of Sagaing Division.

620.35 square miles.

Year of Establishment
Established as a wildlife sanctuary in 1941 and opened as a national park in 1984.


  • Yangon to Alungdaw Kathapa, 981 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Mamdalay, 400 miles by airway and Mandalay to Alungdaw Kathapam, 148 miles by car.


  • To conserve Biodiversity including flora and fauna.
  • To study and research on ecosystem of plants and animals.
  • To mange forest resources, including biodiversity by establishing as a national park in accordance with the sustainable production policy of natural resources
  • To promote ecotourism.

Forest / Vegetative Types

  • Moist Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
  • Dry Upper Mixed Deciduous Forests
  • Lower Mixed Deciduous Forests
  • Indaing Forests
  • Pine Forests

Elephant, tiger, leopard, gaur, banteng, sambur, barking deer, jungle goat, mountain goat, bear, wild boar, jungle cat and many kinds of birds inhabit Alungdaw Kathapa.

Conservation, Development and Research Programmes

  • Conservation of natural Forests.
  • Conservation of wildlife including tiger,
  • Carrying out research works and Conservation of tiher generations with the assistance of international organizations.
  • Conservation of all-weather road from Kapaing village to Bayana Camp.
  • Conducting enviromental education programmes.
  • Promoting ecotourism.

Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  • Worship at the place where Alungdaw Shinmahar Kathpa has been enshrined.
  • Visiting and conducting research in the least disturbed forest types.
  • Conducting research on tiger conservation and management.
  • Observing intand avifauna species.
  • Study of the growing condition of Kndaing forest and Pine forest.
  • Accommodation facilities for:
    • 5 persons in Yinmabin guest house
    • 10 persons at the mountain guest house
    • 8 persons in a logged cabin and 2 hotels
    • 5 persons in nearby Kapaing village.