Thursday, 02 July 2015 05:08

Tucked away above Inya Lake is the sprawling township of Mayangone, an intriguing mix of lake-side restaurants and road side shopping malls – this is Yangon’s suburbia. Although far removed from the mania of downtown and more sprawling than its midtown counterparts, Mayangone still holds many secret spots for those intrepid enough to find them.


Parami Pizza
Pizza a from the heart - really fantastic.
No. 11/C, Corner of Malikha St. and Parami Road 01 667449


L’Opera Italian Restaurant and Bar
Beautifully set on Inya Lake, L’Opera offers French fine dining. The outside tables are the most picturesque, however in the monsoon season they are often off limits. That said the indoor tables are still nice and the food is expensive but good.
62 D, U HtunNyein Street, 01 660 976


Shwe Sa Bwe
A social enterprise restaurant that trains up a group of young Myanmar people in cooking and hospitality. The food is excellent and they regularly have guest chefs from Europe exhibiting special menus. Sadly closed over monsoon.
20 Malikha Road 01 661 983


A lovely place with an outside terrace and great variety of Thai foods.
No.11(A), Kan Yeik Thar Road, 01-661 572~9, 09-502 1322, Opening Hrs: Open Daily - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


L’Alchemiste (French Restaurant)
Great French food and good service with a magnificent view of Inya Lake.
No. 5, U Tun Nyein Street, 01-660 612, Opeining Hrs: Open Daily – 11:00 am to 11:00 pm


Yunan BBQ (Thai Restaurant)
A quick tasty BBQ that serves a variety of barbequed seafood, meats and vegetables.
No 48 (A), Corner of Kanyeikthar Street and Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, 01 664496, 01 665 398, Opening Hrs: Open Daily  - 10:00 am to 10 pm


A famous Yangon chain that serves BBQ and Kyay Oh.  
57 (Rm. G/A), Ground Flr., Kyaik Waing Pagoda Rd., Danathiri Tower, 01 656 097, 09-421095475, Opening Hrs:   Open Daily – 10:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Golden Crab
This shop is one of the best in town. Serving spicey crab and salted eggs. 8 mile junction, Pyay Road, 09 731 52892, Opening Hrs:   Open Daily – 9:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Golden Duck Shwe Bae
A Chinese restaurant that specializes in roasted duck, prawn mayonnaise, and fish head soup.  Myaing Hay Wun Park, 8 Mile, Pyay Road 01 661 779, 09-8617477, Opening Hrs:   Open Daily – 11:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Min Lan Rakhine Seafood Restaurant
Very much a local restaurant and certainly not glamorous, however the Rakine Seafood is some of the best you can find in Yangon and very reasonably priced. One for the adventurous.
16 Parami Road, near West Maykha Road and AD Junction, 01-656941, 09-73036990, 09-73112984


Junction 8 Shopping Centre
Yangon’s first and foremost Shopping Centre that contains a considerable number of shops including a super market, fashion shops, restaurants, and beauty salons. Throughout the year, sales festivals, stage shows, promotion events, charity events and lucky draw programs are often held in and around the centre.

Myaing Hay Wun Condominium, Kyeik Wine Pagoda Road, Tel : 01-652909, 651092 , 651093 .  Opening Hour : 9:00 AM ~ 9:00 PM


GamonePwint Shopping Centre
A busy shopping centre that contains many shops, such as cosmetics, electronics and clothing targeting local shoppers.
No.108/B, Kabar Aye, Yae Ku Ywa Ma Street, 01-653 644 ~ 60, 09-420284945, Opening Hrs:    9:00am - 9:00pm

Things to do
Kabar Aye Pagoda
Kabar Aye (World Peace) Pagoda was built in 1952 and is dedicated towards the realisation of global peace. North of the Pagoda, there is a huge man-made cave called the Mahapasanna Cave, meaning "Great Cave of Stone". The cave is made in the shape of the Sattapani Grotto in India where the first Buddhist Synod was held shortly after the Buddha went through Parinivarna (the Decease). The cave was built one year after the pagoda and hosted the inauguration of the Sixth Buddhist Synod in the year 2498 of the Buddhist Era (1954 CE). At the inauguration, 2500 venerable monks convened to recite and verify the words of the Buddha, the entire Tipitaka, in Pali.


Inya Lake
A well-known park that is a popular dating area. The park also includes a swimming pool, a sailing club and a rowing club.


Myanmar Gems Museum
This austere looking museum contains various showrooms that exhibit traditional Myanmar artwork, paintings, stone and bronze images and other artifacts from Myanmar history.
Opening Hours- 9:30 am to 5:00 pm daily, except Mondays and gazette holidays. Admission Fees- US$ 5 per person, 66.Kabar Aye Pagoda Road. Tel: 95 -1 - 660365. 650487


DJ Bar
A popular local nightspot located in the grounds of Inya Lake Hotel.
Inya Lake Hotel, 09 511 6767, Opening Hrs:  9:00 pm - 3:00 am

Places to stay
Inya Lake Hotel
With a lakeside views, a pool, and large grounds, Inya Lake Hotel is one of Yangon’s most luxury hotels. The main entrance and dining room is a bit echoey, and the food and board is expensive. However, they offer a great Sunday Brunch, have the full range of hotel services and have plenty to offer on the hotel grounds including a nightclub. 37, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road 01 9662866, 9662857


Hotel Yangon
Located close to Junction 8 shopping mall, the Hotel Yangon is one of the most recognisable landmarks as you drive into the city from the airport. Rooms cost approximately 100USD per night.
91/93, Corner of Pyay Road & Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, 8th Mile Junction


Avenue 64
Avenue 64 Hotel is a new clean boutique hotel whose unique perks include a hot tub, fitness center and sauna. Rooms cost approximately 120USD per night.
No. 64-G, Kyaik Wine Pagoda Road
01-656192, 09-8631392, 01-656912~9

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