Shwesettaw Sanctuary
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Location     

Located between 20° 12' N and 94° 35' E in Minbu, Setote-taya, Saku and Ngapeh Townships of Magwe Division.

Area     

213.4 square miles.

Year of Establishment

Established as Wildlife Sanctuary in 1940 and strengthened with more staff in 1985

Access

Yangon to Magwe, 331 miles by car and Magwe to Minbu, 2 miles by river-route and Minbu to Shwesettaw, 30 miles by car.

Objectives

  1. To protect and conserve the endemic Shwethamin (Cervus eldithamin) deer of Myanmar.
  2. To conserve the "Than-dahat" forest which is part of the Dry Zone Ecosystem and natural habitat of Shwethamin.
  3. To conserve the important Mon and Manth watersheds.
  4. To sustain the environs of the cherished Shwesettaw Buddhist heritage

 

Forest / Vegetative Types

  1. Than-dahat Forest
  2. Low 'Indaing' (Dry Dipterocarp) Forest
  3. Dry Deciduous Forest

 

Wildlife

Bear, Gaur, Sambar, Barking Deer, Eld's deer, Wild boar and various types of wild cats, wild dogs and birds.In accordance with 1998 inventory, the population of thamin is increasing by (1088 ± 269) and the rare Star turtoise (Geochelone platynota) is also present.

Conservation, Development and Research   Programmes

  1. Conservation of natural forests.
  2. Conservation and maintenance of the buffer-Zone.
  3. Conservation and protection of wildlife including the Myanmar Shwe Thamin.
  4. Inventory and research on the natural habitats and ecosystem of shwethamin.
  5. Upgrading of the area to promote ecotourism.
  6. Educational programmes of environment conservation during religious festivals

 

Opportunities for Study and Recreation

  1. Observation of the habits and habitats of the Myanmar Shwe Thamin.
  2. Observation of the Dry Zone Ecosystem and wildlife.
  3. Pilgrimage and homage to the footprint of Buddha.
  4. Observation of life and habits of the rare reptile Star tortoise.
  5. Observation of the culture of the Chin ethnic nationals.
  6. Accommodation for 20 persons at 2 guest houses.

 

 

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Useful Myanmar Phrases

Auspicious to you all
Mingalar Bad


How are you?
nei kaun: ye. la:


Good morning
mingala nan ne khin: ba


Good evening
kaun: tho: nya. nei khin: ba


Good night/Good Bye
thwa: bi


Thank you
kyei: zu: tin ba de


Thank you very much
kyei: zu: amya: gyi: tin ba de


I cannot speak Myanmar
Myanmar lo matat' bu:


Do you understand?
khamya: na: le tha la:


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da' poun yai' lo. ya. mala:


May I use the telephone?
te li hpon: thoun: lo. ya. ma. la:


Where is the restroom?
ein tha be ma shi. tha le:


How much?
be lau' le:


What's that?
e: da ba le:


Very expensive
zei: mya: de


See you again
noun gya. thei: da paw.


Please to meet you.
twei. ya. da wan: tha ba de


Good luck
kan kaun: ba zei


Sorry
sel' mashi ba ne.


Excuse me
thi: khan ba


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ya ba de


Yes (Male)
hou' ke khin bya.


Yes (Female)
hou' ke shin.


No
hin. in:


Really?
da ge la:


It's impossible.
ma hpyi' nain bu:


Possibly
hpyi' nain ba de


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khin mya (?)


I beg your pardon (Male)
Shin (?)


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Help!
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Beautifull
hla. lai' ta


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Turn left
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Turn right
nya be cho:


Straight ahead
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Stop here
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Slow down
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Be careful
tha di: hta: ba


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tha di: hta: ba: phyie: byei: maun:


Turn back
pyan hie:


Turn back
pyan hie:


How much do I owe you?
be lau' kya. tha le:


Keep the change
maan: ne. daw


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Airport
lei zei


Bus Station
ba saka: hma' tain


Railway Station
buda youn


Hotel
hou te


Embassy
than youn:


Hospital
hsei: youn


Clinic
hsei: gan:


Police Station
ye: sa khan:


Post Office
sa dai


Market
zei:


River Boat jetty
thin: baw: zei'


Guest house
e. yei' tha


Restaurant
sa: thau' hsain


Travel Related Links

Association of Southeast Asia NationsASEAN
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Pacific Asia Travel AssociationPacific Asia Travel Association
http://www.pata.org/

Myanmar Hotelier Association
Myanmar Hotelier Association

http://www.myanmarhotelier.org



  MTFMyanmar Tourism Federation
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