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November 13, 2019

Voices of visitors at Ngalaik Sakanthar Elephant Camp

The Ngalaik Sakanthar Elephant Camp is situated in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and it is about 2 furlongs from the Mile post (217/0) of the Yangon-Mandalay Highway. It is located in the area of the Ngaleik Reserved Forest and near Ngaleik Dam.
Here are the voices of visitors there during the Thadingyut Holidays.

Visitors enjoy elephant ride at Ngalaik Sakanthar Elephant Camp.

Daw Htay Htay Han (Retired high school teacher)
This is the second time I visited here. I came to take relax during Thadingyut Holidays. The visitors can donate trees in the camp and their names are labelled on the trees. People can find refreshment during their holiday vacations.

Daw Mya Thida (Advocate)
We are from Mandalay. The children can ride elephants here. This is a place to rest and find refreshment for mind and body. We will also visit in and around Nay Pyi Taw. We like this trip.

Mg Hein Min Htet (Student)
I am a first year GTI student. We have got a vacation after we finished the exam. I am very pleased with making a vacation. This is the very first time I visit this elephant camp. I have taken elephant ride and fed these huge creatures.
Ko Hlaing Win Tun (Officer at Ngalaik Sakanthar Elephant Camp)
The number of visitors has increased to 150 by noon today from 100 of yesterday. It is expected more visitors would come here in the following days.
The visitors can pass through pine forest by our tame elephants. It takes about 12 minutes for the trip. Elephant performance can be seen in the camp.

U Sai Tin Aung Thein (Officer from Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations)
The elephant camp is pleasant. We will also visit other recreation sites in and around Nay Pyi Taw. Some people went back to their home town during the Thadingyut Holidays, but we are living with our parents in Nay Pyi Taw.

Daw Yin Yin Maw (Nurse, South Okkalapa Township)
I am from Yangon. My parents and the youngest sister live in Nay Pyi Taw. During the trip, I will also visit other recreation sites after leaving the
elephant camp.

Ma Shwe Pwint Thu (Myanmar Customs)
I visit my grandmother in Nay Pyi Taw with my family members. The elephants here are very lovely. I will also visit the pagodas and recreation sites in Nay Pyi Taw.

Ko Min Thet Swe (Officer at Ngalaik Sakanthar Elephant Camp)
Since the first two days of Thadingyut Holidays, the number of visitors is increasing. They can feed the elephants, take the rides to enjoy natural landscapes, and enjoy Ngalaik Dam by boat. The children can play in the camp.
We have made our services better for the visitors.— Reported by Myo Thu Hein, Photo Aye Than

(Translated by Aung Khin)

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