White Elephants in Hsin Hpyu Daw Park
White elephants according to Burmese culture foster stability, peace and prosperity in a nation. The White Elephants in Hsin Hpyu Daw Park is a major Yangdon tourist attraction. There is a pagoda like structure with an open air pavilion where three elephants reside. Initially, three elephants were discovered and brought to the park so that they stay secure and be open to public visit. However, these elephants are not exactly white, but rather greyish pink.
The elephants are usually chained during the tourist visiting time. The park closes down by 5pm every day after which the white elephants are set free to roam. Some of the characteristics traits of these albino elephants are their pearly eyes and “tah gah paik” i.e. closed door shaped tail. The best way to reach this park is by getting off at the Insein station and then taking a public transport.