Royal White Elephants at Hsin Hpyu Daw Park, Insein (Yangon)


Posted on May 15th, by Juan in Activities. No Comments

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 6

It is said that white elephants bring peace, stability and prosperity to the nation. When these three white elephants were discovered they were brought to this park to be protected and visited by the public. “The white elephants represent peace and weath. They are a sign of the good future awaiting our country” U Ottama elderly Buddhist monk.

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 2

Some characteristics of white elephants are the pearl eyes, white hoofs, the back which hangs down like the bough of a banana tree, the white hairs on the body and tail, and the tah gah paik (closed door) shaped tail.

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

This is Hsin Hpyu Daw Park, where the white elephants could be living…

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 3

This is where they really live…

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 4

They are chained like this to the concrete and can’t move…

Royal White Elephant Garden - Hsin Hpyu Daw Park - Insein Township - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma) 5

This guy feeds the white elephants everyday and after asking him about the elephants being chained, he answered that at 5 pm, when the park is closed to tourists, they let them free in the park. Kyauk Daw Kyi Pagoda is just across the street and the marble stone Buddha you can find inside is a must-see.

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