Yangon, Myanmar Kandawgyi Lake


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The Karaweik is a famous icon along Kandawgyi Lake's shores.

from Wikipedia by Andre Lettau Attribution

Kandawgyi Lake (Myanmar Language: ကန်တော်ကြီး ; literally "great royal lake", formerly Royal Lake), is one of two major lakes in Yangon, Burma (Myanmar). Located east of the Shwedagon Pagoda, the lake is artificial; water from Inya Lake is channelled through a series of pipes to Kandawgyi Lake. It was created to provide a clean water supply to the city during the British colonial administration. It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) in circumference, and has a depth of 20 to 45 inches (50 to 115 cm).
The 150acre lake is surrounded by the 110acre Kandawgyi Nature Park, and the 69.25-acre (28-hectare) Yangon Zoological Gardens, which consists of a zoo, an aquarium and an amusement park.
The lake itself is bounded by Natmauk Street to its north and east, Bahan Street to its west, and Kanyeiktha Street to its south. The lake used to be the site of the Rangoon Rowing Club turned Kandawgyi Palace Hotel, which was gutted by a fire in 2017. Along the eastern shorelines of the lake is the famous Karaweik, a concrete replica of a Burmese royal barge built in 1972. It houses a buffet restaurant today.
On 15 April 2010, three bombs exploded in a road near to the lake in the afternoon during the Burmese New Year festival; 10 people were killed and 178 injured.


Wikipedia, Wikivoyage


  • Kan Yeik Tha Rd, Nat Mauk St


Mila There was no entrance fee whatsoever when entering from the west. Only the nature park on the east side had an entrance fee. The boardwalk was free but falling apart (not recommended.)
Charlie Also get charged if you want to take a camera in for photos, so hide them as you go in and you'll be fine.
None as a foreigner you getting charged 2$ for seeing the lake

Kandawgyi Lake