Bawdi Tahtaung Nature Reserve

ဗောဓိတစ်ထောင် သဘာဝကြိုးဝိုင်း

National Designation

Nature Reserve

Designation Type


Established Year


Area (ha)


Ecosystem and Topology

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Habitat types

Dry Forest

Other Attributes

Designation Date




Protection level


Site governance


Management authority

Forest Department


Bawditataung Nature Reserve is situated in Monywa and Chaung Oo Townships of Sagaing Region in middle Myanmar. The reserve is 20 km away from Monywa town. Kyaukkar (375 m) is the highest hill of the Bawditataung range. The site is marked with 21 boundary posts on the ground. Young sandstone is upper layer and old sand stone is lower layer of the ground. The site has ridges, slopes and streams. The site has been designed to conserve the dry zone ecosystem and to promote the cultural heritage site of the pagodas. It has a hot and a dry season and the temperature ranges from 8° to 40°C.

Natural Resources

Tropical dry forest is the forest type of the Reserve. About 40% of the area is covered by dry forest, 30% by agricultural fields and plantations, 25% by urban/industrial areas and 5% by geological formations.

Key species


Cumulative EVI Anomaly

The enhanced vegetation index (EVI) is an 'optimized' vegetation index designed to enhance the vegetation signal with improved sensitivity in high biomass regions and improved vegetation monitoring through a de-coupling of the canopy background signal and a reduction in atmosphere influences. Landsat Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI) is similar to Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and can be used to quantify vegetation greenness. However, EVI corrects for some atmospheric conditions and canopy background noise and is more sensitive in areas with dense vegetation.

Bawdi Tahtaung Nature Reserve Cumulative EVI anomaly over time
Main purposes


Cultural Heritage



Housing and Urban Areas
Tourism and Recreation Areas
Household Sewage & Urban Waste Water

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