When in Myanmar: Kandawgyi Park

Despite the bustling traffic, pollution, and crowd, it's good to have a nature-friendly place to relax in Myanmar’s capital Yangon. Spending a few hours in a park right in the heart of the busy city was worth my limited time in Yangon.
Kandawgyi Lake is one of the 2 lakes in Yangon. Its water comes from the other lake, which is Inya Lake. It is said that it used to be a reservoir during British colonization.
The lake surrounds the vast Kandawgyi Park with long boardwalk (though some of the wood planks are a bit wobbly) that leads to different areas.
One of the highlights of this recreation area is the picturesque Karaweik, a golden barge floating on the lake. It’s a replica of the Burmese royal barge built in 1972.
It’s a good to visit this place in the afternoon. There are enough benches around but you can also lie on the grass. It is also a good place to jog or ride a bicycle. There are a few restaurants around with a nice view of the lake. The Karaweik houses a restaurant that serves buffet dinner.
Entrance is for free. It is located at Kan Yeik Road Dagon, Myanmar. It is walking distance from Shwedagon Pagoda.

- Taxi from the Yangon International Airport: 8,000 kyats (8USD)
- Taxi from Chinatown: 2,500 kyats (2.5USD)

When in Myanmar: Kandawgyi Park When in Myanmar: Kandawgyi Park Reviewed by Shelly Viajera Travel on 29.3.16 Rating: 5
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