- Nay Pyi Taw is one of the fastest growing cities in Myanmar.
- The city has hosted major events such as the Southeast Asian Games, the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Summit.
- The parliament is housed in a large complex consisting of 31 building. While tourists can not enter the parliament, you can drive down the 20 lane highway leading to it and stop in places to take photographs.
Nay Pyi Taw is the capital and definitely the most modern city in the country. The city is yet to see a massive influx of population providing tourists with a unique opportunity of visiting the place without worrying about crowds and traffic congestion. Nestled between two mountain ranges, the quiet environment will bring a new experience to you as you explore this spacious city.
As a fairly new region constructed in 2002, there are quite a number of attractions and things to do in Nay Pyi Taw. You will find interesting landmarks such as the museums, governemnt building as well as natural locations such as the Nay Pyi Taw Hot Spring. If you are travelling with kids or people who love animals, do visit the zoo which is one of its kind in the country.
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If you think of Nay Pyi Taw as a mere capital city devoid of any tourist attractions, you will be mistaken. It has several interesting sites to visit that will make your holiday to this one of its kind capital city worth it. The Gems Museum displays a variety of rare and precious gems in all shapes and sizes. There are also rare and exquisite stones displayed in the museum. Learn more about Myanmar’s military capabilities at the Defense Services Museum. Discover the interesting history of Myanmar and its regions at the National Museum. The two pagodas in the city are also worth a visit, Uppatasanti pagoda being the most visited site in the city.
There are also nature-related attractions in Nay Pyi Taw such as the Zoological Garden, Safari Park, Phoe Kyar Elephant Camp and the Nay Pyi Taw Hot Spring. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of nature despite being in a modernised city. And while you are here, don’t miss the massive Parliament House complex and the 20-lane highway leading to it. While you may not be allowed to enter the complex, you can always click photographs of this beautiful structure.