Since Myanmar is rich in natural resources, the Elephant is also a treasure of Myanmar. The elephant is not only of great cultural and historical significance if Myanmar, but is also of major economic importance in the country’s timber industry.
For the purpose of promoting ecotourism, The Ministry of Forestry has been working together with The Ministry of Hotel & Tourism.
Myanmar is still relying on natural forests for logging. Myanmar is one of a few countries using elephants for timber logging. This has led in making less damage to the forest eco-system as in the mechanical logging,
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Pho Kyar Forest Resort
The Elephant Camp
The best season to visit is from December to March. The weather is dry and open during this period.
Since the area is malaria infected, visitors need to take malaria preventive pills, one week before the trip and two weeks after coming back.
Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp is setting up a project in the Kalaw area which is focused on protecting the local ecology, elephants and traditions of the local people. Nature grows undisturbed in our private preserved, where we plan to include a Myanmar elephant camp. It offers the opportunity to learn about Mahouts and their Elephants, as well as seeing elephants in their retirement at their home land in nature.
In addition, 3-4 different treks have been created through the forest. Along the way, clients will be introduced to local village traditions and to the natural beauty of the surrounding forest. The area is known for fauna (birds, butterflies) and flora (orchids, teak and bamboo forest). Trekking programs range from easy to more strenuous.
The main purpose is to support and improve the health and education of the local villages. We also wish to maintain the natural environment by re-planting and conserving of the forest.