Inya Lake

InyaLake, built by the British as a reservoir in 1883, is about five times larger than Kandawgyi. This is one of the most exclusive areas of the city to live; University Ave Rd, on the lake's southern side, was the address of Aung San SuuKyi's home, where she spent her years of house arrest, as well as the US Embassy.

Inya lake is the largest Lake in Yangon, a nice place to walk around with a 15 hectares park aside. The Inya park is famous in the Burmese popular culture. Many novels, movies, songs, stories take place here.

The best spots to view the lake from are the parks running along part of Pyay Rd and Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd. The paths are open to the sun so bring an umbrella for shade.

If you're into sailing, drop by the Yangon Sailing Club, which is open to nonmembers on Friday nights for drinks and has a lovely lakeside setting.

Inya lake is about 5.1 Km far from Pyay Garden Residence and it takes about 12 minute- drive to get there from the Residence.