Nyaungshwe is the common entry point. It is 430 miles away from Yangon by car. Shwenyaung is 320 miles away from Yangon by train. And Nyaungshwe is 10 miles south of Shwenyaung and can be reached only by car. Nearest airport is Heho Airport. it is 14 miles from Nyaungshwe.
255 woodland birds, 90 wetland birds, 59 fish species, 3 turtle species, 94 butterfly species, 25 amphibian and reptile species, and several plant species including 184 orchid and 12 algae species are recorded in this wetland sanctuary.