Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary

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Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary
Location within Burma
Location Shan State, Burma
Coordinates 20°08′56″N 96°55′48″E / 20.149°N 96.93°E / 20.149; 96.93Coordinates: 20°08′56″N 96°55′48″E / 20.149°N 96.93°E / 20.149; 96.93[1]
Area 642.32 square miles (1,660 km2)
Established 1985

Inlay Lake Wetland Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve located in Inlay Lake of Shan State, Burma. It occupies an area of 642.32 square miles (1,660 km2) and was established in 1985[2] and designated as one of ASEAN Heritage Parks in 2003.[3] It located between 20° 10' N and 97° 02' E in Nyaungshwe, Pinlaung and Pekon Township of Taunggyi District. Its elevation is over 2,900 feet.[4]

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.[4]

255 woodland birds, 90 wetland birds, 59 fish species, 3 turtle species, 94 butterfly species, 25 amphibian and reptile species,[5] and several plant species including 184 orchid and 12 algae species are recorded in this wetland sanctuary.


  1. ^ "Inlay Lake (Or Inlay Wetland) Sanctuary". 
  2. ^ Protected planet - Inlay Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Asean Heritage
  3. ^ By Dararat Weerapong (31 July 2012). "MWD Team exchanged experience with Myanmar counterpart". Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Inlay Lake (wetland) Sanctuary". Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  5. ^ by Pyae Thet Phyo (27 June 2014). "New bird sightings reported at Inle, Indawgyi lakes". Retrieved 12 July 2014. 

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