Myanmar Aquarium


Singapore company Surbana Jurong designed this new, international-standard aquarium which is set to open by the end of 2019. Over 20 different tanks, including one with a walk-through tunnel, will contain both freshwater and saltwater fish and marine life. It will also be possible to walk on the roof of the building for a perspective over the lake.

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Nearby Yangon attractions

1. Kandawgyi Lake

0.35 MILES

Also known as Royal Lake, this artificial lake built by the British as a reservoir is most attractive at sunset, when the glittering Shwedagon Paya is…

2. Utopia Tower

0.37 MILES

On the north side of Kandawgyi Lake, this giant pile of artificial rocks houses bars, karaoke, a massage parlour and, on the 5th floor, a viewing deck.

3. Yangon Zoological Gardens

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The prime reason for visiting Yangon's 1901-vintage zoo, covering 58 acres, is to take a rest in its leafy grounds and view handsome architectural…

4. Bogyoke Aung San Museum

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You'll have to work hard to imagine what life was like inside this colonial-era mansion, where Aung San lived with his family for just over two years…

5. Maha Wizaya Zedi

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This well-proportioned zedi (stupa), built on General Ne Win's orders in the early 1980s to commemorate the unification of Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar,…

6. U Thant Mausoleum

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U Thant, the former UN Secretary General and one of the most respected 20th-century Burmese statesmen, is buried here. A chapter in The River of Lost…

7. Suphayalat's Mausoleum

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This traditional-style multitiered construction contains the tomb of Burma’s last queen, Suphayalat (1859–1925). Having been exiled to India with her…

8. Daw Khin Kyi Mausoleum

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Here lies Aung San’s widow and Aung San Suu Kyi's mother Daw Khin Kyi. Her funeral in 1989 was attended by more than 100,000 and was a galvanising moment…