Royal Lake

Beer Station in Mandalay

This lakeside complex has a boardwalk seating area with stage for live music. What's far 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 boatlike than the bigger, concrete Yangon version. When it's quiet, you can have a beer without eating a meal.

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