Boat race to be held in Inlay lake in national races village (Yangon)


Plans are underway to hold a traditional boat race in Inlay Lake in the National Races Village in Yangon where residential people in Yangon came for recreation.
More than 700 holidaymakers came to the village during business days, 2,000 on Saturday and 3,000 on Sunday before the COVID-19 crisis. After the temporary closure of the village, it was reopened on 2 May and have been welcoming more than 100 visitors on a business day, 300 on Saturday and 700 on Sunday. Nan-Myint tower, Ship and the surrounding of the Inlay Lake are favourites of most of the young people. As the new service with stone benches for family recreation is provided, the surrounding around the lake is more alive than ever before.
“People come and rest here on weekdays and weekends. We have a plan to hold a boat race in Inlay Lake under the guidance of the superiors,” said Deputy Director of the village U Myo Win.
“Ethnic performances suspended during the rainy season will be held at the Union Hall as from October and the arrangements are being made for tourists to watch the boat race,” he added.
Since the length of the Inlay Lake is about 200 metres and the width is 50 to 70 metres, it is large enough to hold a boat race and the people of Yangon will be able to enjoy the traditional boat race, which demonstrates the power of unity.
The National Races Village, located on the bank of Bago River near the Thanlyin bridge, is 117-acre big with the houses of the eight national races and is one of the tourist sites not only for domestic travellers but also for international tourists. — Nyein Thu/GNLM

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