- Location: Floating in Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
- Recommended reason: One of iconic spots in Yangon
- Internet site: https://karaweikpalace.com/
- Highlight: Burmese folk song and dance performances from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm every day and sunset in Royal Lake
- Entrance fee: 300 kyats/person during the day, $10 or 12000 kyats/person including fee of buffet and show.
Karaweik Palace, located on the beautiful Royal Lake of Myanmar, is one of the iconic spots in Yangon. It used to be the floating restaurant of the ancient Burmese emperor. The shape of the palace is two legendary birds carrying a pagoda. Karaweik Palace floats on the Royal Lake and is very distinctive. In the Royal Lake, you can see the most beautiful sunset in Yangon.
Karaweik Palace Facts
Karaweik Palace is close to some must-see attractions of Yangon. It is about 1.1 km from the Shwedagon Pagoda and about 1.1km from the Chaukhtatgyi (Reclining Buddha) Pagoda. It looks magnificent in appearance and is luxuriously decorated inside. From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm every day, there are Burmese folk song and dance performances in the Karaweik Palace. The performance is open in the form of a buffet. The palace looks magnificent during the day. It is bright and colorful at night. The Teak Palace Hotel on the bank of Royal Lake is ultimate in Burmese royal style and is often the place where foreign politicians visit.
The Karaweik Palace is a representative building in Burmese style with an unique design. The carvings around the building and the decoration in the hall depict the cultural characteristics and life scenes of the main ethnic groups in Myanmar. Gold and red are the main colors of the whole building. These 2 colors symbolize good luck and happiness. During the day, the palace looks golden. At night, the lights of palace are shining. The shadows of palace are reflected in the lake.
Highlight of Karaweik Palace
From 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm every day, there are Burmese folk song and dance performances in the Karaweik Palace. This is the most lively time in Karaweik Palace. Visitors from all over the world are gathering here to watch the performances. Most audiences of the performances are European tourists. There is rarely Chinese tourists. By tasting Burmese food and European food and watching the Burmese folk song and dance performances, you can learn about culture of Myanmar. It is a window to understand culture of Myanmar.
How to get to Karaweik Palace?
a. Take No.1 Bus to the Royal lake and then take a rickshaw, you can reach Karaweik Palace.
b. The Karaweik Palace is located within the Royal Lake Park and is a 20-minute walk from the east gate of Shwedagon Pagoda.