NAY PYI TAW

Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative and political capital of Myanmar. It was declared as the capital in 2006, although most commercial activity still takes place in the former capital Yangon. It is administered as the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory. There is more to Nay Pyi Taw than only being the capital of the nation. It is close to three important states – Shan, Kayah and Kayin. The entire region has developed rapidly over the last decade. Tourists like the wide, manicured, multi-lane roads of the town which is free from traffic congestion. Nay Pyi Taw is the country’s centre for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. It houses over 50 hotels including top international brands fully equipped with luxury facilities to host VIP guests. The city has state-of-the-art systems for hosting banquets and conferences at the two large buildings of Myanmar International Convention Centres. Several prestigious events such as the World Economic Forum East Asia, ASEAN Summit and ASEAN Tourism Forum has been successfully held here. Nay Pyi Taw also has a number of tourist destinations such as museums, pagodas, gardens as well as magnificent natural views which attract tourists from all over the world.

Origin

Lineage – Myanmar, Kayin, Chin. Language spoken – Myanmar. Religion followed – Theravada Buddhism, Christianity

GEOGRAPHY

Climate -There are three seasons – summer, rainy and winter. Region borders – Magway Region, Sagaing Region & Shan State. Region size – 7,054.37 sq.km/ 2,723.71 sq miles

INTERESTING FACTS

Capital of Myanmar. Houses administrative, legal and military headquarters. Population 924,608 (2014)

Visit the administrative and the cultural side of the country's capital city

GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS

Being the country’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw houses spectacular Government buildings. The Parliament house features traditional Myanmarese architecture with the interiors showcasing local culture and traditions. The City Hall, the headquarter of Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee is another landmark building in the capital. The magnificent two buildings of Myanmar International Convention Centre is another tourist attraction in the city. Several high-level programmes including the World Economic Forum East Asia and the ASEAN Tourism forum has been held here. Apart from this, Nay Pyi Taw also houses the Supreme Court and the Presidential Palace and other Government headquarters.

BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING

Located in a plain between the Bago Yoma and Shan Yoma mountain ranges, Nay Pyi Taw is considered one of the greenest capital in the world. With a limited population, Nay Pyi Taw presents a low-density urban environment with clean air and little noise pollution. The greenery is impressive. Nay Pyi Taw hosts several gardens which add to the greenery of the city. The National Landmark Garden which houses miniature models of states and regions of Myanmar is a popular tourist attraction. The Zoological Garden is the biggest of its kind in Myanmar covering around 500 acres and providing shelter to 430 animals representing 81 species. The Water Fountain Garden is another must-visit spot in the city with an attractive steel structure archway entrance and several ponds and fountains inside it. People interested in astronomy can visit the Planetarium to gather knowledge about the universe. Nay Pyi Taw also has an 18-hole golf course which has special designs to highlight the site’s natural attributes.

CULTURAL MONUMENTS & MUSEUMS

Apart from being the administrative capital, Nay Pyi Taw has a cultural side to it. It has several pagodas which are very attractive. The Uppatasanti Pagoda is one of the most renowned landmarks of Nay Pyi Way with a height of 100-metres. A park with while elephants is located at the foot of this pagoda named as White Elephants House. The local people believe that the elephants bring them luck, peace and prosperity. The 54 meters high Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda is another place which can be visited in Nay Pyi Taw. Nay Pyi Taw also has a number of museums. One of the most prominent is the National Museum which is spread into five buildings. Overall, the museum houses a mini theatre, VIP holding rooms, President’s gifts exhibition room, display area and much more. The Defence Services Museum is also a place to visit. It is a collection of magnificent building spread over a wide area set at the backdrop of the Shan hills. One can get an understanding of Myanmar’s military struggles and achievements by visiting this museum.

POPULAR PLACES

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.

Since Nay Pyi Taw is the capital of the country, it houses the Parliament House. The impressive parliament building covers an 800-acre campus. It contains 31 structures including the President’s residence and is located in the Zebuthiri township approachable through a 20-lane highway. The building features Myanmarese architecture where the interiors reflect local culture and traditions.