Karaweik Hall at Kandawgyi Lake – “The Garden City of the East” is a landmark of Yangon.
Karaweik Hall was completed in 1974, based on the design of Pyi Gyi Mon Royal Barge. The 3-floor building, covering an area of 150 acres, was gilded with gold 20 years ago with the modern architecture.
From miles away, the construction looks like a huge golden barge floating on Kandawgyi Lake, glittering in the sun. After dark the golden stupa reflecting in the water of Lake Kandawgyi creates a stunning and amazing surface, which can be called the image of heaven.
Inside Karaweik Hall are reception halls, conference rooms, buffet restaurants and theatres.
Tourists enjoy the selections of Chinese, Burmese and Western buffet while watching a variety of traditional Myanmar entertainment. The performance lasting from 2½ to 3 hours consists of Burmese puppet show, the elephant dance and traditional Burmese dancing. There is also an exhibition of Burmese arts, handicrafts and traditional costumes.
It is said that in the old days this barge was used by Burmese Kings to travel around the Kingdom. Nowadays it is also an excellent idea to examine the beauty of the royal site and the magnificent Shwedagon view.
: 04:00 – 22:00 daily; Cultural show from 18:00 to 21:00
Natmauk Road and Kandawgyi Kanpat Road.