Paradise in the Heart of Yangon: Kandawgyi Lake & The Karaweik


Posted on July 29th, by Juan in Activities, Monuments & Sights. 1 Comment

Kandawgyi Lake - Karaweik - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

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.

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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.

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Karaweik the name for a mythical bird with a melodious cry.

Kandawgyi Lake - View of Shwedagon Pagoda - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

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.

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There is a teak bridge that crosses the lake. It’s very enjoyable to walk along it, surrounded by nature.

Kandawgyi Lake - Monk walking teak bridge - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

Here you can see a local monk enjoying an evening stroll.

Kandawgyi Lake Teak Bridge - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

And you have to watch your step. There are many parts that need to be fixed.

Kandawgyi Lake - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

This vendor of dry fruit is an example of locals that use this bridge daily to cross to the other side of the lake.

Kandawgyi Lake - Fishing - Yangon - Myanmar (Burma)

Just like on every other bridge in the world… the fishermen!

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