Kandawgyi Lake

Kandawgyi Lake

Infobox lake
lake_name = Kandawgyi Lake
image_lake = Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon.jpg
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location = Yangon
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type = reservoir
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basin countries = Burma
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area = 150 acres (61 hectares)
depth = 45 inches (115 cm)
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cities = Yangon

Kandawgyi Lake ( _my. . [cite book |last=Codrington |first=Stephen |title=Planet Geography |year=2005 |publisher=Solid Star Press |id=ISBN 0-9579-8193-7 ] cite book |title=Transactions of the Seventh International Congress of Hygiene and Demography |year= |publisher=Eyre and Spottiswoode |location= |year=1892 ] It is approximately 5 miles (8 km) in circumference, and has a depth of 20 to 45 inches (50 to 115 cms). [cite book |last=Balfour |first=Edward |title=Encyclopædia of India and of eastern and southern Asia |year=1871 |publisher=Scottish& Adelphi presses | pages=634]

The 150-acre lake is surrounded by the 110-acre Kandawgyi Nature Park [cite web |url=http://www.myanmars.net/myanmar-travel/myanmar-yangon/kandawgyi-garden.htm |title=Kandawgyi Garden |accessdate=2006-12-21] , and the 69.25-acre Yangon Zoological Gardens, which consists of a zoo, an aquarium and an amusement parkcite web | url=http://www.yangonzoo.com/profile.html | title=History of Zoological Gardens (Yangon) | accessdate=2008-09-27] .

The lake itself is bounded by Natmauk Street to its north and east, Bahan Street to its west, and Kanyeiktha Street to its south. Along the eastern shorelines of the lake is the famous Karaweik, a concrete replica of a Burmese royal barge built in 1972. [cite web |url=http://myanmartravelinformation.com/mti-yangon/kandawgyigarden.htm |title=Kandawgyi Nature Park |accessdate=2006-12-21] It houses a buffet restaurant today.


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