Two floating hotels expected to completed before SEA Games in Myanmar


Two Karaweik-shaped floating hotels seen under construction on the riverbank of Ayeyarwady River near Arlaung village in Mandalay (Photo – EMG)

Two floating hotels are currently under construction in Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar, according to company sources. 

And they will be based on Ayeyawaddy River. The hotels will be catered to foreign visitors.  One of them is said to be a two-star three-story floating hotel, located near Mayangyan Port in the city. The other will be Karaweik-shaped, a similar design to Karaweik Hall on the eastern shore of Kandawgyi Lake, Yangon.

They are expected to be completed before the 27th SEA Games to be hosted by the country.

“One of them, Karaweik-shaped will be completed in time for the Games and installed an engine to be able to move around. It will start its daily sightseeing trip to Mingun and Shwekyatyet at 2pm and come back to its base at 7pm. If requested by foreign tourists, a sightseeing trip to see Ayeyarwaddy dolphins will also be arranged,” said the hotel owner Tun Tun.

The construction of the Karaweik-shaped hotel has been under way since March this year and now 70 percent completed. The two-star hotel project was launched in December last year and it will not be mobile. It will include 40 double rooms, four family rooms and two special guest rooms.

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