Not many people know that there is an abandoned amusement park in Yangon. You can’t see it as it is surrounded by the zoo and houses, so this is still a secret place not known by many tourists.
I found this place on Instagram as someone shared it. I didn’t know about this place the first time I visited the city, so it was something new for me, and what a cool novelty. This is the coolest place for me in Yangon. It’s not easy to find the way in, and not many people know about it, so you will have the whole scenario for you and some locals that go there to play and have fun. I got there on my Ympek bicycle that I drove among the city traffic.
We found some Burmese doing a photo shoot here, and what a cool place for pictures! There are many attractions left to the dust here. They have been swallowed by nature along the years, so the plants growing on top of the carrousels give this scenario an ancient feeling. Actually, this place is also kind of creepy, as the trees invade the attractions, the crows are very loud, and the feeling of being here is kind of weird. I’m glad I didn’t go alone.
This place is big, so you can spend 1h here, or more if you are fascinated like we were. It’s hard to imagine that years ago there were people having fun here, and it’s curious to imagine why this place was abandoned and no one cares about it anymore. We went there around sunset time which wasn’t a good idea. I have never had so many mosquitos on me at the same time my whole life. I could count 20 mosquitos on my legs. SCARY!! Luckily I have read about this before, so I was carrying my insect repellent with me. That was our salvation otherwise the mosquitos would eat us all the way.
Each attraction we discover among the lush green plants and trees is a delight. They look so enchanting like that, mysterious and surprising. There is one that still works with a bit of effort. Is the pirate boat that you can swing for a while and it will continue on swinging for long minutes, so we were riding it! So much fun!
I loved to discover this place, and I’m so glad I did it cause now it’s my favorite place in Yangon!