The “great Royal Lake” as it translates was created by the British using water channeled from Inya Lake. Kandawgyi Lake is approximately 8 km in circumference and very shallow. there are many attractions around the lake such as Karaweik Palace, the Aquarium (scheduled to re-open sometime after 2020), a boardwalk in various states of repair, and disrepair), Utopia Tower, lots of small pagoda’s, and several restaurants.
Kandawgyi Lake Park has a pathway accessible from Signature restaurant or the south-east park where you should not have to pay the foreigner entrance fee of 5,000 kyats. The walking areas include a path around the lake and a beautiful boardwalk over the water with a view of Karaweik Palace, a restaurant on the water designed to look like a floating palace.