The Albino White & Pink Elephants of Yangon



albino elephants in yangon myanmar

Yangon is full of surprises! We had a welcome diversion which saw us visit the Marble Buddha and secondly three pink and white elephants! Yes, albino elephants in Yangon as I backpacked through Myanmar in July.

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The less than obvious entrance to the pink and white elephant viewing point in Myanmar’s old capital city of Yangon.

How to find Pink and White Elephants in Yangon

Take the circle line train in Yangon from Yangon main train station (this costs $1 US for a round trip) and get off at Insein station. From there it’s a 20 minute walk along a main road, first of all you will get to the Marble Buddha on your left.

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One of the pink and white elephants in Yangon, Myanmar.

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The pavilion that houses the three pink and white elephants in Yangon, Myanmar.  Entrance is free, which I found bizarre, but you can leave a voluntary donation.

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What’s most interesting about the pink and white elephants in Yangon is their color. There are three of them, one male and two females and they are not brown or grey. Their skin color a faded pink/white. It’s unusual to find such elephants and that alone makes it worth the trip. They are “albino elephants” and have been separated from their counterparts for this reason.

My Video from Visiting the Pink and White elephants in Yangon:


Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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