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“Spent a happy day here!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maymyo Botanical Garden (National Kandawgyi Park)

Maymyo Botanical Garden (National Kandawgyi Park)
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Owner description: This copy of London's Kew Gardens was built in 1917.
Dover
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Spent a happy day here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

The aviary and butterfly museum are excellent. The latter has a very helpful English speaking manager. Bring a picnic.

Visited February 2013
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Hants England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A nice walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

A lovely garden well layed out with various areas for differing plants and vegetation. A most picturesqe and relaxing walk. The park is well used by locals who like to interact with tourists, but this was not annoying the just wished to talk not sell anything

Visited March 2013
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Hong Kong
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“Green Oasis in a Dry Land”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

The botanical gardens were set up in the 1920s, and there is a strong sense of English formality about some of the area, with flowerbeds, swathes of grass to lie on, and families enjoying time out. There is also an extensive display of orchids, butterflies, a walk-in aviary and a lot of relatively untouched forest where you could wander for a long time. There are a lot of butterflies in the forest (and no doubt snakes as well) of all sizes, shapes and colours. It is a little way out of town, but worth the effort and the small entrance fee.

Visited March 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Perfectly manicured lawns (someone was cutting around flower beds with a mini sickle!), orchids galore and a walk through aviary. Having been to Botanical Gardens in Ooty, Kandy etc these were a similar delight. Don't expect the whizz bang of Kirstenbosch but nevertheless these lived up to all we expected.

Visited February 2013
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london
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122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“more municipal park than Kew Gardens”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The swamp-walk (on a raised walkway) was most interesting.
The orchids were not well displayed.
The landscape gardening was good - all around a lake. The park is well-used by the local people.

Visited February 2013
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