As the temperature is high in Myanmar, you need to cool down and so swimming is a good choice for this. There are many swimming pools in Yangon. Here are some of the best swimming pools in Yangon.
Kokine swimming pool
Kokine swimming pool is a popular swimming pool in Yangon and operating since 1904. There are two well-maintained 30 meters outdoors swimming pools. Cleanliness is also good but may be too crowded. In summer, there would be about 50 swimmers in the morning and about 70 in the evening. But, as there are swimming trainings from March to May every year, non-members and foreigners will not be allowed during that time. It is located in 34, Kokine Swimming Pool Road (off Saya San Road), Yankin township, Yangon. Usual opening time is 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission fee is 5000 kyats (about 5 US$) and may be different for foreigners.
National swimming pool
National swimming pool is another popular pool in Yangon. It is a full 50 meters pool with attached diving section and facilities for sunbathing. It is also a fairly clean swimming pool. Opening time is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and admission fee is 3000 kyats (about 3 US$). It is located in No. 68, U Wisara Road, Dagon Township, Yangon.
Kandawgyi swimming pool
Kandawgyi swimming pool is a 35 yards outdoor swimming pool with 3-9 feet depth. It is also a public swimming pool with showers, saunas, locker rooms and snack bar. It is a well patronized pool located near Kandawgyi Lake. There is also a paddling pool for toddlers. Opening time is 7:00 am to noon and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Admission fee is 4000 kyats (about 4 US$).
Other Swimming pools in Yangon
The followings are other good swimming pools in Yangon:
People’s Park swimming pools
It is located in the corner of People’s Park located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. Many National Events such as ceremonies of Independence Day, Union Day, and National Day are held in this place. Opening time is 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. It is popular with young revelers who come to drink beer and dance under the water sprinklers to booming hip hop music. There are several shallow pools suitable for younger kids and the water slides even for grown-ups.
Bahosi swimming pool
It is located in Bahosi Housing, Bogyoke Aung San Road, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon. Opening times are 10:00 am to noon and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Admission fee is 15,000 kyats (15 US$).
Chatrium Hotel swimming pool
It is a large and relaxing swimming pool surrounded by palm trees with several lounge chairs and a nice poolside bar and locker room. Opening time is 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Price is 20 US$ per day.
Inya Lake Hotel swimming pool
It is located in 37, Kabaraye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon. The weekday fee is 15 US$ and weekend fee is 25 US$. Opening time is 6:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Mikasa Hotel swimming pool
It is located in 17, Kabaraye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon. Fee for one time entry is 12 US$. Opening time is 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Hotel Parami swimming pool
It is a new rooftop pool located next to the Piano Bar and Grill. But opening time is varied. Usual opening time is 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is located in No. 2, Parami Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon. Non-hotel guests cost 10 US$ per person.