Formerly known as Rangoon, Yangon is a large and cosmopolitan city in Myanmar. A vast majority of Myanmar’s imports and exports travel through Yangon, making the city an important economic hub for the region.
Click here for the Tour Highlights of Yangon from The Union of Myanmar Travel Association.
The Royal Kandawgyi lake and nature park lies east of the Shwedagon Pagoda. The lake is surrounded by the 110-acre Kandawgyi Nature Park and Yangon Zoological Gardens, Originally developed by the British, the site consists of a zoo, aquarium and amusement park.
Along the eastern side of the lake is a glittering mythical bird called the Karaweik. This is the frontage of a floating restaurant that replicates the royal barge used by King Alongsithu of the 12th century Bagan dynasty. A cultural performance takes place every night at 6pm - 8.30pm.