National Botanical Gardens

Located between 22°O’ N and 96°30′ E in Pyin Oo Lwin Town of Mandalay Division.

344.81 acres.

Year of Establishment
Established in 1915.


  • Yangon via Manadalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 472 miles by car.
  • Yangon to Mandalay, 400 miles by air and Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin, 42 miles by car.


  • To serve as a recreation center for the public.
  • To carry out educational activities related to conservation of trees and forests so that people will become interested and appreciate the values of trees and flowers.
  • To assist botanists and researchers with their studies.
  • To collect and reproduce rare and endangered plant species for their perpetual existence, conduct research activities and assist the development of ecotourism industry.

Forest / Vegetative Types

  • Forest trees (big species) : about 344 species. Total number of trees : about 5000.
  • Indigenous orchids : 42 species.
  • Rose : 25 species.
  • Crinum amoenum (land lily): 6 species.
  • Natural Forest Area : 42 acres.

Inland indigenous birds (resident forest birds), reptiles, small mammal species and insects are present.

Conservation, Development and Research Programmes

  • Conservation of trees already planted.
  • Additional planting of tree species which are ecologically adaptable.
  • Maintenance and improvement of completed land-scaping activities with advanced technology.
  • Implementation of educational programmes in environment and nature conservation.

Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  • Study and research activities relating to Botany.
  • Rest and recreation.