PhotoHunt theme : Stellar/Advertising
On the last evening of our Myanmar trip, we were treated to a buffet dinner on the floating Karaweik Hall Restaurant. Designed like a huge royal barge, this restaurant on Kandawgyi (Royal) Lake is one of the landmarks of Yangon. This modern architecture of a mythical bird with a melodious cry is gilded with gold. Designed by Myanmar architect U Ngwe Hlaing, it was constructed in 1972.
At the entrance to the restaurant, we were met by dancers dressed in their beautiful traditional costumes. We took many photos with them. Inside the Karaweik Hall, it is decorated with Myanmar Arts and Handicrafts.
Karaweik Hall serves daily buffet lunch and dinner comprising Myanmar, Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine. Traditional dance performances are held here from 6.30 pm and lasts for 3 hours.
I think this is the only place in Yangon to see a cultural performance with puppet show, different dances and music. The costumes were amazing especially for the dance of the peacocks and the elephant dance. I enjoyed the cultural show immensely.
Busloads of tourists come here for their meals. Due to the huge number, they cut queues and jostled with one another for the food. The food was pretty bad. I had to buy some bread at the supermarket before I returned to my hotel.
This restaurant did not receive stellar ratings in the guides that I read. Tourists can see lots of magazines and hotels in Myanmar advertising for this restaurant though.
Note : I have lots of beautiful photos to upload but I have reached the limit of my photo storage in Blogger. If I am not willing to pay for photo storage, I would have to close my blog. :(