View Across Nyaung Toung Lake to Yat Taw Mu

©David Eimer/Lonely Planet

Nyaung Toung

Eastern Myanmar

This attractive lake sits in the centre of town and is surrounded by what is left of Kyaingtong's British-era architecture. In the evening the lake is the most lively place in Kyaingtong, with locals flocking to the restaurants that surround it.

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