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Published on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 19:47
Pho Kyar Elephant Camp offers a pleasant escape from the hustle of city life in the tranquility of a forest and an intimate encounter with magnificent elephants.
The elephant camp is located at the foothill of the Bago Yoma mountain ranges and is easily accessible from the Yangon-Mandalay highway.
"At the Pho Kyar Elephant Camp, you can observe the elephants from the moment they are born to the moment they die. You can also get inside the enclosure with the elephants. This is a chance you can't get at the zoos," said Myat Min, manager-in-charge of the elephant camp.
He said most of the visitors are families from France, Germany, and the UK.
The camp has over 60 elephants including nine tamed elephants used for the elephant show. Most of the elephants are working animals for the logging industry of the Myanmar Timber Enterprise.
Activities at the camp include elephant riding, elephant shows, bird watching, trekking, and observing working elephants in action.
The camp also offers seven bungalows with 14 standard double rooms for visitors staying overnight.