Paradise in the Heart of Yangon: Kandawgyi Lake & The Karaweik
Kandawgyi Lake is an enchanting place in Yangon. It’s got beautiful natural scenery and is home to one of Yangon’s landmarks: the Karaweik.
The Karaweik is a unique palace built in the form of a royal barge and facing the iconic Shwedagon Pagoda. It is 39 meters wide and 82 meters long.
Karaweik the name for a mythical bird with a melodious cry.
Beautiful view of the stunning Shwedagon Pagoda from the teak bridge in the lake. It’s a romantic place, there are always young couples enjoying the peace and tranquility, away from the noise of Yangon.
There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it, surrounded by nature.
Here you can see a local monk enjoying an evening stroll.
And you have to watch your step. There are many parts that need to be fixed.
This vendor of dry fruit is an example of locals that use this bridge daily to cross to the other side of the lake.
Just like on every other bridge in the world… the fishermen!