Kandawgyi Lake is one of two large lakes in Yangon. The lake to the east of the Shwedagon Pagoda is artificially created. Water from Inya Lake is channeled through a series of pipelines to Kandawgyi Lake. It was created to provide the city with clean water during the British colonial administration. The lake has a circumference of about 8 km and a depth of 50 to 115 cm.
The lake is surrounded by the 45-hectare Andawgyi Nature Park. To the north and east, it is bounded by the Natmauk Street, to the west by the Bahan Street and to the south by the Kanyeiktha Street. Along the eastern shore of the lake is the famous Karaweik, a concrete replica of a Burmese inland waterway vessel built in 1972. It now houses a restaurant.
Around the lake, there is a wooden footbridge, where you can take a leisurely stroll and see the lake from all sides. The manicured grounds on the shores of the lake make it an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.