Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw

Naypyidaw, also known as Nay Pyi Taw that means Royal Capital, has been the capital city of Myanmar since 2005, is administered as the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The capital which is approximately 300km South of Mandalay which is culture city  and 400km North from Yangon, which is commercial city, surrounded by 8 townships namely Zeyar Thiri, Pohbba Thiri, Uttara Thiri, Zabu Thiri, Dekina Thiri, Pyinmana, Lewe and Tatkone Townships. Naypyidaw is reachable from and to every part of the country by train, bus and flight. There are some interesting places to visit in Nay Pyi Taw and around Nay Pyi Taw. The 27th Southeast Asian Games, was a multi-sport event took place in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

One of the particularly noticeable LandMarks of Naypyidaw is City Hall, where the headquarters of Naypyidaw Development Committee is established. All the missions for development of this capital are in charge of the headquarters. National special events take place under the traditional tune of National Anthem played by State Orchestra in Naypyidaw City Hall. That indicates Naypyidaw, administrative City of the Union of Myanmar.

Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) is situated on 16 acres of land with 312, 000 square feet in Zabuthiri Township, Naypyidaw. It was completed on 15 March 2010 under the construction of the People’s Republic of China. The convention centre which have in it listening rooms, holding rooms, meeting rooms, VIP summit room, news briefing room, singing room and Banquet Hall with the capacity enough for 720 persons, can also be a domicile of up to 1900 persons.

Defense Services Museum was located in Yangon until 2011 but has since moved to Naypyidaw. It has been reopened in Naypyidaw in March 2012 in the Zeyathiri Township. It has an Air Force, a Navy and an Army department.

Uppatasanti Pagoda is a prominent landmark in Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar. Its location is on Yaza Htarni Road and Construction of Uppatasanti Pagoda began on 12 November 2006, with the stake-driving ceremony, and completed in March 2009, built under the guidance of State Peace and Development Council. The pagoda houses a Buddha tooth relic from China. It is nearly a same-sized replica of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and stands 99 metres tall but this pagoda is 30 cm shorter than the Shwedagon Pagoda. The pagoda is extraordinary with the valuable religious relics such as the image of Maha Hsu Taung Pye Buddha, the 4 jade Buddha statues in the cave of the pagoda, bird-shaped statues, Bo Tree Gardens with the Maha Bo tree, and more. Every trait in Uppatasanti Pagoda is revered and impressive enough to convince the visitors of its holiness, tranquility, and significance. The pagoda is where to witness the ceremonies of conferring the honorable religious titles on the outstanding monks.

Dartuzaya Pagoda is situated in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar. Built in 2005, many auspicious religious ceremonies are held within the Pagoda complex. This religious site was erected in 2005 and has been ranked as the landmark in Naypyidaw. Dartuzaya Pagoda itself is eye-catching and sacred that attractive a huge number of local pilgrims to do homage there. Besides, there are lots of auspicious religious rituals held in the pagoda complex on a regular basis. It is believed that such promising ceremonies bring luck and wealth to the participants. The auspicious belief in Dartuzaya Pagoda remains as time passes, and you are always recommended to visit it at least once.

This museum was constructed in the extensive area of Zabu Thiri Township in Naypyidaw. The Gem Museum is where to see the jewels as ruby and sapphire. Particularly, the spacious upstairs were adorned with modern decorations and the big wall glasses for the captivating look. As you might know, Myanmar is famous for the high-quality jade and pearl; and they are put on display right in this Gem Museum. Its opening hours are from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM, except Monday and governmental holidays. The museum building is the site of semi-annual Myanmar Gems Emporium, attended by gems and jewellery merchants from around the world. Jade Garden is located near the Gem Museum in Nay Pyi Taw. Dense green garden of selected flora is encrusted with genuine jade stones. The night scene is stunningly beautiful and serene.

The Naypyidaw Zoological Garden located in Naypyidaw is the largest zoo in South East Asia. Located on the YangonMandalay highway about 250 miles (400 km) north of Yangon, the 612-acre (247-hectare) zoo opened its doors on Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day (27 March) in 2008 with about 420 animals trucked in from the Yangon Zoological Gardens. The zoo has elephants, crocodiles, tigers, deer, leopards, monkeys as well as white tigers, zebras, and kangaroos. It also comes complete with an air-conditioned penguin house in a country of persistent power shortages. In December 2009, the zoo had 634 animals of 89 species, including 304 from 34 different mammal species; 265 from 44 bird species; and 65 from 11 reptile species. Therefore, the visitors have an opportunity to observe the rare wildlife at the gardens which they could watch only in the movies.

Nay Pyi Taw Safari Park is a wildlife park, beside Naypyidaw Zoological Garden located in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. This is the most impressive wildlife park in Naypyidaw. It was first constructed in November 2010. It includes the area of 14.2ha Asian safari, 1.43 Australian safari, and 24.14h African safari. Obviously, Naypyidaw Safari Park is where to find some of the fullest safaris on this earth. In particular, the Asian safari has more than 100 rare animals such as the wild oxen, various kinds of deer, or sambur. The most recommended option to enjoy the wildlife here is to use the buggy so that you move around the big park easily and safely.

The National Museum (Naypyidaw) is a museum located near the Kumudra circle, in Ottarathiri Township, Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Total plot area of the museum is 34.79 acres (14.08 ha). The construction of the museum was started on 3 June 2010. The Museum was opened on 15 July 2015. The museum has five wings: A,B,C,D and E. In the hall A, mini theatre, VIP holding hoops, president’s gifts exhibition room and public areas are included. The Primates and Fossils Exhibition room displays fossils of Pondaung formation, petrified plants found in Pondaung formation and Irrawaddy sedimentary formation. In the Prehistoric Period Exhibition room, tools, weapons and utensils from Myanmar Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age are displayed. Miniature replicas of Padah-Lin Caves is displayed with the supporting special lighting and models. In the Proto Historic Period Exhibition Room, Small scale model of UNESCO‘s World Heritage listed Halin, Beikthano and Sri Ksetra Pyu cities and other early Myanmar city states from all over the country are revealed in this room. Moreover, five Pyu figurines, gold, silver, bronze and earthen artifacts from excavated sites, are displayed in this exhibition room. In the Historic Period exhibition room, miniature replica of religious structures, literature, architecture, cultural artifacts and religious objects are displayed. Centerpiece of the display is Bagan architecture showing religious structure, wall painting, fresco, masonry and ceramic works. The display of Myanmar paintings includes old traditional paintings, wall paintings of successive eras, Jataka epic paintings and masterpiece of doyen artists. It is divided into old genre paintings, contemporary paintings, modern paintings and classic painting. The Myanmar Performing Arts Exhibition room displays Myanmar dramatic art, Myanmar traditional orchestra and miniature theater stage made in accord with tradition. Myanmar traditional musical instruments, Myanmar marionette and various musical instruments of Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bama, Mon, Rakhine and Shan national races are also displayed.

Water Fountain Garden with a steel structure arch-way. Also included in the garden are a main pond with three fountains inside and (11) small ponds with (13) different fountains inside. a 30 feet (9.1 m) high clock tower. (9) recreation centres. (2) small gardens. (2) stone gardens and ten feet wide buggy road and footpaths.

Hlay Khwin Taung is located in Pyinmana, near the PaungLaung Dam. The Pagoda on the hill is one of the historical sites in this region. Just 30 minutes drive from Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city and on both sides of the straight road to the Pagoda in Hlay Khwin Taung, are the many teak trees and paddy fields. Although the Pagoda is on a 700 meter high hillock, the stairways are easy climbs up for the travelers. This pagoda functions as both the religious venue and the historical attraction.

This is the focal market in Naypyidaw. The trading areas including around 250 shops and other 400 greengrocers that are behind the business sectors. Fundamentally, Myoma Market was opened for business in May 2006, and since then, more and more shops were erected in December 2016. So, the travelers today appreciate the relaxing time they have in Myoma Market where to watch the Burmese local lifestyle and trading customs. Besides, there stand out various buildings for sightseeing, the friendly locals to interact, and the appetizing food to try.

 The Nay Pyi Taw Hot Spring Spa is situated on a 55 acre land near Taungkya Village at milepost No.29/5 on Nay Pyi Taw-Pinlaung Road. The temperature of the hot springs at noon range between 75° C and 98° C, the right temperature to boil chicken eggs, quail eggs and potatoes. Solar lamps are used at night and the additional enjoyments are the four elephants for the visitors to ride on.

The National LandMarks Garden located on Thaik Chaung Road near Yezin Dam in Zeyathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. It has over (400) acres. The LandMark structures of the national races and their customs. Under the guidance of the Chief of State, the National Landmark Garden has been implemented with mock-up buildings to indicate significant landmark of each State and Division in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. It has purposely for the sake of recreation and relaxation to public all over the country as well as to have general knowledge on typical living style of national races of the States and Divisions at one glance in one visit to one place. Not only to have mission on existent sovereignty of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar but also to have vision on cultural heritages, customs, living styles, natural scenic beauty with remarkably update developments throughout the country, the construction of the National Landmark Garden commenced on 10th November, 2008 in Nay Pyi Taw.

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