Inya Lake

Address: Inya Lake, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Inya Lake is the largest lake in Yangon. It is also an artificial lake built by the British colonial government. Now the lake is a leisurely place for citizens of Yangon during weekends and holidays. It is also a spot for romance in Myanmar’s popular culture. Strolling around Inya Lake takes about two hours. On the southwestern shore of the lake, there is a park belonging to the University of Yangon nearby. The rest of the lake area is an affluent residential area.


54 University Avenue in the southeast of the lake is the residence of Aung San Suu Kyi. From 1989 to 2010, Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest in her residence by the military government. Since Myanmar has implemented a democratic system recently and moved the capital city to Naypyidaw, many believe that Aung San Suu Kyi does not stay in her Inya Lake residence often.