Naypyitaw is the administrative capital of Myanmar where the president resides. It is organized into a number of zones including Ministery Zone, Diplomatic Zone, and Hotel Zone.
It has many similarities with Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon but 30cm shorter. It was started building in November 2016 and finished in March 2009. Within the pagoda compound, you can also see White elephants which are regarded as auspicious in Asia.
Thatta Thattaha MahaBawdhi
It is a replica of Mahabodhi Temple in Budh Gaya, India. It is 49 m tall while the original Mahabodhi Temple is 55m.
It is at the center of Naypyitaw where you can buy starting from grocery to clothing and electronic appliances. There is also Highway Bus Station nearby.
It is located in Zabuthiri Township. You can see a lot of jewelry including jade, ruby, and sapphire in a well-decorated building. It closes on Monday and Public holiday.
Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Garden
It is the largest zoo in the Southeast. In 2009, it has more than 600 animals of different species. Penguins and white tigers are the main attractions of the zoo.
Water Fountain Garden
The main attractions of the garden are one main pond with three fountains another 11 ponds with 13 different fountains. You should go there at night.
It consists of three parts, Asian Safari, Australian Safari, and African Safari. The Asian Safari has oxen, sambur and deer, the Australian Safari has various types of leopards and the African Safari has camels, goats, lions and rhinos.
There are 3065 plants of 208 rare species from Kachin, Kayah, Shan, Sagaing, Taninthayi, Yangon, Ayeyarwady region and 8425 plants of 424 species from Mon and Kayin State.
In Naypyitaw, attractions are far from each place, so it will be better to contact a car rental for a half-day or full-day package.
Hotels in Naypyitaw
- Horizon Lake View Resort($62)
- Star World Hotel($60)
- Royal Naypyitaw Hotel($50)
- Excel Capital Hotel($40)
- Great Wall Hotel Naypyitaw($32)
Traditional Food & Snack
Nan-sein bakery produces various types of delicious cakes and you can choose from chocolate, strawberry, butter, and layer cakes.
Most of the local people like Bamboo shoots and the best bamboo shoots are from Naypyitaw.
Temperature in Naypyitaw
- 20(68) - 38(100) in the hot season(mid-February to mid-May)
- 23(73) - 35(95) in the rainy season(mid-May to late October)
- 14(57) - 34(93) in winter(late October to mid-February)
The bus is not the only option to go to Naypyitaw From Yangon, Flight and Train are available if you want to travel from Yangon.
There are daily flights such as MNA or air KBZ from Yangon to Naypyitaw. It will cost around $115 but it will change depending on the time and date.
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The train will run from Yangon Central Railway station to Naypyitaw Central Railway station and it will take around 8 hours and 30 minutes. The railway station is 19.5 km (18min) drive away from the city center.
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