The town’s most popular attraction, for locals and tourists alike, is the National Kandawgyi Gardens on Nandar Road, 2.5km south of the centre. Founded in 1915, this large botanical garden includes a short swamp walkway and an aviary that is a particular hit with children. Close to the main entrance there’s an outdoor swimming pool, while views from the Nan Myint tower on the northwest side give a good sense of the affluent part of town in which the gardens are set. Note that the gardens are owned by Htoo Group, which has been subject to international sanctions.

 

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