Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in Mohnyin Township of Kachin State.

299.32 square miles.

Year of Establishment
Established in 1999.

It has an annual year round raining season with an average 1440 mm rainfall. In summer, average temperature is 27.9’C and in the cold season 17.2’C.

Yangon to Mohnyin 700 miles, Mohnyin to Hopin, 45 miles of all – weather road and Hopin to Lontene village, 27 miles of fair – weather road.


  • To conserve the largest inland lake in Southeast Asia.
  • To protec resident water birds, migratory birds and forest dwelling birds.
  • To conserve Indawgyi watershed area.
  • to promote ecotourism in the region.

Leopard, golden cat, the malaya sun bear, gaur, banteng or wild cow, serow, goral, sport-billed pelican, vulture, other water birds, 120 species of forest birds Myanmar peacock and Soft-shell turtle are present.