Karaweik

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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. The barge was designed by Burmese architect U Ngwe Hlaing, who based it on the Pyigyimon royal barge.[1] Construction began in June 1972 and it was finished in October 1974. 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] It houses a buffet restaurant today.

The building served as inspiration for the creation of the Wu-Tang logo.[3]

Etymology[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tin Mg Oo (2003). Aspects of Myanmar Culture (PDF). Yangon: Zun Pwint Publishing House. pp. 78–79. Retrieved 2010-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Kandawgyi Nature Park". Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Karaweik Palace". 

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