Royal Lake Cafe

Beer Station in Mandalay

This lakeside complex has a boardwalk seating area with stage for live music. What's more remarkable, however, is a gilded wooden 'royal barge' moored 650ft around the shore. Once a feature of the central moat, the barge is far more boat-like than the bigger, concrete Yangon version. When it's quiet, you can have a beer without eating a meal.