About Moe Yun Gyi Wet Land
Moeyungyi wetlands is situated in Bago Division ,about 70 miles north of Yangon, by the Yangon-Mandalay highway. It is just two-hour drive from Yangon. In 1878, a water storage reservoir was constructed in Moeyungyi area. Many years later, the reservoir changed naturally into wetlands with the extent of 40 square miles which haave high wetland conservation value. As a result, the wetlands have been notified as a wildlife sanctuary since 1988.
Every year, millions of birds usually fly from the northern hemisphere to the south along the East Asian-Australian. Flyway to escape from winter. They stop to rest and feed in Asia. So the flyway contains a network of wetlands and Moeyungyi is one of them.
Moeyungyi is a vital shelter for both resident and migratory waterfowls. A census at Moeyungyi revealed that there are 125 species of water birds including 70 species of migrants. Little Grebe, Purple Heron, Sarus Crane, Asian Open Bill, Rubby Shelduck, Purple Swamphen, Spot-Billed pelicasn, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Black Winged Stili, Great Cormorant, etc., can be seen abundantly. The best season to visit is from November to March. In addition to bird watching, you can observe the livelihood of local populace, fauna and flora of the wetlands.
Just at the edge of Monyungyi Wildlife Sanctuary, ecologically friendly Moeyungyi Wetlands Resort is situated. The Resort extends a warm welcome to tourist, bird-watchers and researchers. It is a perfectly convenient place to make an overnight stop either you are on bird watching trip, or on your way to the Golden Rock Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda. It is a real paradise for nature lovers as well as holiday-makers.
For overnight travelers Moeyungyi Resort is always ready to serve. The Resort is a cluster of 10 boat shaped houses, 2 family type Duplex bungalows , built in the wetlands. It is an ideal base for wetlands excursions as boat cruises depart from there. The houses are designed to suite the native life style.