Attractions & Activities
Everything you need to take on the city, whenever you’re up for it.
It only takes a 15 minute stroll from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon to reach the world’s oldest pagoda, Shwedagon Pagoda, built over 2,600 years ago.
Towering over the city with its 99m stupa, the Shwedagon Pagoda glitters brightly around the clock. For the best times to get enchanted by this magnificent beauty, visit during sunrise or sunset.
Located in the middle of Yangon, Kandawgyi Lake literally translates into ‘great royal lake’, a great picnic spot surrounded by the Kandawgyi Nature Park, Yangon Zoological Gardens and many other restaurants.
Walkway at Kandawgyi Nature Park
For a stroll or jog with a view, the walkway at the nearby Kandawgyi Nature Park is the place to be. The breathtaking sceneries here will have you in awe.
Take in the panoramic views of the Royal Lake and the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda as you dine in Karaweik Hall, a bird-shaped floating restaurant with three floors of dining rooms, open spaces for traditional performances, and other activities for children.
Mogoke Vipassana Yeiktha
On Natmauk Road not far away from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon (a 5-minute walk!) is Mogoke Vipassana Yeiktha, a meditation center. Spend a few hours here and you could learn about the Cycle of Life and practice Insight Meditation.
Hnin Si Gone Home For Aged
A non-profit humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Hnin Si Gone Home For Aged is home to over 200 residents with no family or financial support to look after themselves. If you’re feeling generous, you can help provide an entire day’s meals for all their residents with about USD$200.
Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda
With expressive large eyes, vermillion lips and bright blue eye shadow, the impressive 65 meter long x 16 meter high reclining Sweet-Eyed Buddha as it is affectionately nicknamed is housed here at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda.
Bogyoke Aung San Museum
This two-storey museum dedicated to General Aung San, the founder of modern Myanmar, was also his last residence before his assassination in July 1947, so you can expect to see many interesting items including family photos and other personal mementos.
Bogyoke Aung San Statue
Fancy a meeting with the renowned founder of modern Myanmar, Bogyoke (General) Aung San? There’s a bronze statue of him just a few minutes away from Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon in Kandawgyi Garden.
Jivitadana Sangha Hospital
Since its establishment in 1940, Jivitadana Sangha Hospital’s noble mission is to provide medical treatment to the sick, regardless of their nationality, race, sex, religion or social status. 70 years on, the non-profit, non-government humanitarian organization is still dependent on generous donations of well-wishers.
Prefer to see Yangon in an intimate light, just like how the locals do?
Just ask any of our friendly staff for recommendations!