When you’re on your way to your hotel in Myanmar Yangon from the airport, and you will witness rows of vibrant umbrellas as well as well-maintained gardens. Located further to the north, Inya Lake of 37 acres, offers opportunities for swimming, rowing, sailing and golf. The biggest lake in Yangon is a good way to pass your time away from all the city life’s hustle and bustle and all the other distractions. Despite the affluence of the area, the lake offers a pleasant day trip for a fraction of the cost that is to be expected in a growing tourist attraction.
On a popular notion, Inya Lake is perhaps best known for two things. Firstly, Aung San Suu Kyi’s house, where she spent so much of her time under house arrest, which is on University Avenue on the lake’s southern shore. The other being a favourite place among young couples to spend romantic time together as it is just next to Yangon University. To further describe the picture of Inya Lake, a neglected tall Ferris wheel stands southeast, off Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. While the more adventurous of people have tried riding the old Ferris wheel, the more cautious have the option to spend their afternoons at the driving range, hitting the golf balls straight into the lake (at 50 kyat / ball) with refreshments waiting on the side.
After such an exercise, there’s a number of lakeside restaurants on Pyay Road, where you can indulge in local cuisines such as grilled fish. Furthermore, should you be eyeing for something that is a bit fancier, Sabai DMZ and L’Opera offer delicious international fare with a lake view to boot. One of the ways to experience Yangon is by booking a hotel in Myanmar Yangon right in the heart of the city that is just a short walk to Inya Lake. With a combination of modern setting and Myanmar hospitality, this full-serviced apartment is the perfect ‘home away from home’ for tourists and business travellers alike. You’ll be sure to gain a unique and scenic experience of this beautiful city.