A large number of people came to visit the National Landmark Garden and the Hlay Kwin Taung in Nay Pyi Taw until the third and last day of Thadingyut Festival.
Ko Min Aung, the photographer at National Landmark Garden, said, “I have been working as a professional photographer at the National Ethnic Villages for eight years. Many visitors had the photos taken during the holidays in the past. However, most of them are now using the mobile phone cameras. Only few visitors posed for the photos in traditional costume of ethnic people.”
Daw San Myint from Ottwin Township said, “I am 71 years old. I have visited the National Landmark Garden two times. It is happier this time as I come here with my family members including my grandchildren. We have visited significant pagodas in Nay Pyi Taw. I want to visit the capital again.”
Ma Thara Phe Soe, a matriculation student from Thalkawgyi village of Lewe Township said, “This is my first time to the National Landmark Garden. I am happy to get the photos in the costume of national races. I have got knowledge from this trip. I am considering to bring my friends next time to here.”
Daw Khin Mi Mi Theint, the teacher from Zeyarthiri Township, said, “I am leading my students to visit the National Landmark Park. They like very much seeing the traditions and customs of ethnic people. They could expand their knowledge.
Visitors can go around the garden by foot or by car, although it is crowded with holidaymakers.
Those who love to enjoy swimming visited the Hlay Kwin Taung. Ko Phoe Htoo Kyaw, the owner of Hnin Kaung Kyaw restaurant, said, “We are very busy in holiday periods. Most of the visitors are from other regions.”
U Tin Hla from Yangon said, “This is my first visit to Hlay Kwin Taung. I have visited other attractions in Nay Pyi Taw, and come here for taking a rest around noon before visiting other places.”
U Hla Oo from Swa Township of Bago region, said, “I frequently arrived here as I was hired with my car. It is less expensive for the people around Nay Pyi Taw area to visit here than the trips to Ngwesaung or Chaungthar beaches.”
A large number of visitors were also found in Zoological Gardens, Safari Park and Nga Laik Elephant Camp. Moreover, the Water Fountain Garden is seen with the visitors from morning to night. — Myo Myint (Translated by Aung Khin)