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Naypyidaw

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Myanmar’s capital city, Naypyidaw, usually written Nay Pyi Taw, is also known as Burma.

Naypyidaw is rather distinctive in this area. It’s a fully built metropolitan metropolis with a small population for its size, so you may have the fairly unusual Asian pleasure of never being trapped in traffic. Whether this strange scenario will last when Burma’s economy starts to expand is debatable, since the absence of jam is undoubtedly due to excellent road design and cutting-edge traffic management, despite the huge boulevards and Parisian-sized roundabouts.

Naypyidaw was a highly hidden development project by the ruthless, reigning military regime in the early 2000s before being abruptly proclaimed as Myanmar’s new capital in November 2005. Government employees were given two months’ notice that they would be have to relocate from Yangon as all government offices and ministries were relocated. Most embassies and foreign organizations, such as the United Nations, have not moved since adequate education and health infrastructure has not yet been established.

Naypyidaw – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 924,608
FOUNDED :  2005
TIME ZONE : MST (UTC+06:30)
LANGUAGE : Burmese
RELIGION : Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist 1%, other 2%
AREA : 2,723.71 sq mi (7,054.37 km2)
ELEVATION : 377 ft (115 m)
COORDINATES : 19°45′N 96°6′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 48.50%
 Female: 51.50%
ETHNIC : Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
AREA CODE : 067
POSTAL CODE : 
DIALING CODE : 
WEBSITE : http://travelnaypyitaw.org

Tourism in Naypyidaw

Naypyitaw Myoma Market is Naypyidaw’s commercial center. Thapye Chaung Market and Junction Centre Naypyidaw are two more retail centers. There are two medium-sized retail malls in the “hotel zone,” Junction and Capital, both of which feature a grocery and restaurants. Junction also includes a movie theater.

Things To See:

  • King Statues. Three massive statues portraying Burmese history’s three most prominent kings: Anawrahta, Bayinnaung, and Alaungpaya U Aung Zeya.
  • National Herbal Park. Plants with therapeutic benefits from all of Burma’s main areas are on display. The park has thousands of plants with hundreds of different kinds. Free.
  • Naypyidaw Safari Park.
  • Naypyidaw Zoological Gardens. It first opened its doors in 2008, with 420 animals and a climate-controlled penguin habitat. It is Burma’s biggest zoo since most of the animals were transported from Rangoon’s zoo at the same time as government personnel were making the same trek. When a well-known comedian said, inevitably, that “all our animals are heading to Naypiydaw,” he was imprisoned.
  • Uppatasanti Pagoda (Peace Pagoda). A well-known landmark in Naypyidaw. The pagoda, which holds a Chinese Buddha tooth relic, is a duplicate of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda and reaches 100 meters tall. It also has a Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha image in the Maha Pasadabhumi Gandhakuti Chamber, four jade Buddha images in the pagoda’s hollow cave, a 33-meter-high flagpole, a Bo tree garden with the Maha Bo Tree and images of the 28 Buddhas, Marlini Mangala Lake with the chamber of Shin Uppagutta, and a pagoda museum.

Things To Do:

  • City Park (Behind the city hall). Every night, a musical light display is performed in a park featuring a playground and a water fountain complex.
  • Golf. Nay Pyi Taw City Golf Course and Yaypyar Golf Course are the two golf courses in Naypyidaw.
  • Ngalaik Lake Gardens (~10 km from Naypyidaw). A tiny water park near Kyweshin Village on Ngalaik Lake, located beside the Ngalaik Dam. Water slides, resorts, accommodation, and a beach are all available.

Geography of Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw is nestled between the Bago and Shan mountain ranges. According to official statistics, the city has a population of 924,608 people and a land area of 7,054.37 km2 (2,723.71 sq mi).

Chaungmagyi Dam is a few kilometers north of Naypyidaw, while Ngalaik Dam is a few kilometers south. The Yezin Dam is located to the northeast.

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