Karaweik Palace – Yangon Attractions
Karaweik Palace is also known as the Karaweik Hall and is located on the Kandaqgyi Kan Pat Road and is a part of the Kandawgyi Nature Park. Being located on the lake and resembling a Myanmar mythical bird, Karaweik, this palace enjoys a special position in the country as well as in the hearts of the locals. It is one of the most unique tourist attractions in Yangon. The palace is located inside a barge on the lake which represents the excellence of Myanmar architecture. The construction began in June 1972 and ended in October 1974.
The Karaweik Palace consists of 3 floors where different ceremonies are held during different times of the year. The entire palace is coated with gold and has been maintained carefully since its establishment 20 years back. The palace is a beautiful sight during the evening with all the illumination reflected by the Kandawgyi Lake. This palace is a landmark and adds glamour to the city of Yangon. The Karaweik Palace which is 82 meters long and 39 meters wide is also home to traditional arts of Myanmar. 10 rooms inside the palace have been dedicated to Myanmar arts. Thus, the palace is a wonderful place for art lovers as well.
Apart from exhibiting fine art, the palace offers rooms for different events. There are 2 reception halls- Shwewa and Lawkanat and a conference room inside the palace. The Dekhina and Ottara halls are available for gala occasions. Weddings and receptions can be arranged in these halls. It is also home to a buffet restaurant treating visitors with their special Chinese, Myanmar and East Asian gastronomic delights at moderate prices. The restaurant is tastefully decorated and you can have a wonderful view of the outside from inside the restaurant. Admission fee for the Karaweik Palace is Kyats 500 per person.