Pyi Oo Lwin January 2
The 11th Flower Festival, which was held in National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens in PyinOoLwin from December 15 to 31, was also packed with visitors this year and the number of visitors this year was more than previous year.
“The Flower Festival is held in PyinOoLwin in December every year. During the festival, we used 25 percent of fake flowers as sculptures could be decorated only with artificial flowers,” said U Wei Myo Aung, general manager of National Kandawgyi Gardens.
“The Flower Festival this year was more packed than previous year. In the festival, we managed to put fake flowers as less as we could. Moreover, we reduced the number of sculptures decorated with flowers,” said U Wei Myo Aung.
Nearly 120,000 flowers including yellow flowers from Thailand and China were showcased in the Flower Festival.
Htoo Foundation Group has hired the National Kandawgyi Gardens from Forest Department at a price of Ks-55 million per year under 15-year contract since November 2008. The entry fee of the garden is Ks-1,000 for adults and Ks-500 for children.
More than 100,000 visitors came to the garden during the period of the festival and about 50,000 visitors come to the gardens in other months.
The botanical gardens have three museums. The Fossils Museum houses fossils of mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates, and the Petrified Wood Museum displays fossils of plants, colourful stones, toddy-palm roots, as well as things made from fossils of plants.
The Butterfly Museum has various species of butterflies from Nepal, Taiwan, South America, Japan and South East Asia. Moreover, there is also an orchid garden in the botanical gardens.
The Myawady Daily