Karaweik

Karaweik at night time
The Karaweik barge is on the eastern shores of Kandawgyi Lake.

Karaweik (Burmese: ကရဝိက် ဖောင် [kəɹəweɪʔ pʰàʊɴ]) or Karaweik Hall is a palace on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon, Burma.

EtymologyEdit

The word karaweik comes from Pali karavika (ကရဝီက), which is a mythical bird with a melodious cry.

DesignEdit

The barge was designed by Burmese architect U Ngwe Hlaing, who based it on the Pyigyimon royal barge.[1]

ConstructionEdit

Construction began in June 1972 and it was finished in October 1974.

StructureEdit

The barge is a two-storied construction of concrete and stucco, reinforced by iron rods, with a pyatthat-topped roof, two reception halls and a conference room.[2][unreliable source] It houses a buffet restaurant today.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tin Mg Oo (2003). Aspects of Myanmar Culture. Yangon: Zun Pwint Publishing House. pp. 78–79.
  2. ^ "Kandawgyi Nature Park". Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24.

Coordinates: 16°47′42.77″N 96°10′5.00″E / 16.7952139°N 96.1680556°E / 16.7952139; 96.1680556