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