Romantic Vacation in Yangon – Inya Lake – A Lovely Recreational Space to Relax and Unwind!


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Formerly known as Lake Victoria, the Inya Lake is a man-made water body during the colonial era in Burma. Today it is a popular and quite a romantic spot to relax and unwind.



The artificial lake was constructed as a water reservoir in the year 1882 by the British to supply water to the former capital, Rangoon. The lake was constructed by joining small hills which surrounded the local creeks and waterways which form naturally during the annual south-east Asian monsoon which lasts for about 4 months.


The lake and the surrounding recreational areas are located on Shwegondaing Road which is across the Ngahtatgyi Pagoda and lies to the northeast of Shwedagon Pagoda between the townships of Bahan -Tamwe. Tourists staying in many a hotel in Yangon including the likes of entities such as Sedona Hotels Yangon can easily access the lake.

Things to do

While the lake is very popular with young couples for date nights, a myriad of other activities are available as well to engage in while on a visit such as kayaking, sailing and golfing. The spot also hosts local sporting, dance and musical events as well.

Places to Eat

While packing your own picnic lunch is always a possibility, there are numerous trendy cafes which can be visited if you are in need of a hearty meal or light refreshments. Restaurants such as the L’Opera Italian Restaurant & Bar would prove to an ideal place enjoy a romantic meal as well.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+

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