YANKIN

On the southeastern shores of Myanmar’s biggest body of water, Inya Lake, there’s Yankin, a suburban township with restaurants and hotels and homes. Here you will find the Sedona Hotel, the Inya Lake Hotel, two well-known landmarks of the city. On the approach you can find Myanmar Plaza, one of the country’s first proper malls. At Myanmar Plaza you’ll find brand names athletic wear, a food court, and plenty of coffee shops.
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