Kandawgyi Park – Yangon Attractions
Kandawgyi Park, actually known as Kandawgyi Nature Park is a popular center for recreation in the capital of Yangon. This beautiful garden is also known as Kandawgyi Garden and experiences heavy footfall throughout the year. The garden is spread across an area of 260 acres which is divided between the Kandawgyi Lake covering an area of 150 acres and the garden covering 110 acres. This lush green garden and the picturesque location allure foreigners and local visitors alike. The Kandawgyi Park is located on the crossroads of Natmuk Road and Kandawgyi Kanpat Road.
The golden tomb of the Shwedagon pagoda can be seen from the park and it is one of the most beautiful sights in Myanmar. There is a royal barge amidst the lake resembling a mythical bird as a manifestation of Myanmar architecture. This barge has enhanced the beauty of the lake and the garden manifold. The Kandawgyi Park is being upgraded to make it even more attractive. The upgrade is being done under the supervision of U Win Aung, Managing Director of Woodland Co. Ltd. The lake opens daily at 4am for the public and closes at 10pm. You can spend the entire day at this beautiful place relishing nature’s bounty.
The Kandawgyi Park is carefully maintained by the committee because it is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Myanmar. A wide variety and colorful and fragrant flowers can be found in the garden along with huge trees providing shade to the visitors. While strolling around the garden do not forget to check out the orchid garden. It is a garden of its own kind with a large variety of colorful and beautiful orchids. There is a mini zoo and a playground for children and also a couple of restaurants where you can grab quick bites. Admission fee is Kyats 300 per person.