Utopia Tower


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.

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Nearby Yangon attractions

1. Kandawgyi Lake

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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. Myanmar Aquarium

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Singapore company Surbana Jurong designed this new, international-standard aquarium which is set to open by the end of 2019. Over 20 different tanks,…

3. 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…

4. 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…

5. Ngahtatgyi Paya

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One of Yangon's, if not Myanmar's, most gorgeous buddha images is this 46ft-tall one at the Ngahtatgyi Paya, sitting in calm gold-and-white repose and…

6. Chaukhtatgyi Paya

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Housed in a large metal-roofed shed, this beautiful 215ft-long reclining buddha is larger than a similar and better-known image in Bago. The statue's…

7. 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,…

8. 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…