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Be captivated by the charming administrative capital of Myanmar. The name of the newest city of Myanmar means ‘An abode of the King’. Nay Pyi Taw is the most modern city of the country adorned by tall buildings and impressive administrative complexes.

Nay Pyi Taw is located strategically between Bago Yoma and Shan Yoma mountain ranges. If you are visiting, Bagan, Yangon or Shan, include Nay Pyi Taw in your itinerary as well. It will be a memorable visit.

Things To Do

PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Visit this impressive complex located on the west side of Zabuthiri Township. It consists of 31 buildings spread over an 800-acre site. The Parliament house also functions as the Presidential Palace. The beautiful landscape coupled with the marvellous architecture of the buildings creates a worthwhile sight not to be missed. To catch the best view, head to Baily Bridge over the Ngalai River.

GEMS MUSEUM

Myanmar is famous for precious stones and this museum provides a glimpse of the same. When you approach the museum, you will notice two white elephant sculptures located at the entrance. The museum itself is a two-storey building exhibiting exquisite stones in all colours and sizes. There is a market right outside the museum with an array of shops that sell jewellery and precious stones.

NATIONAL LANDMARK GARDEN

Located only half an hour away from the hotel zone, this garden will provide you with a glimpse of all the structures we take pride in Myanmar. This garden is situated near the Zeyar Thiri Sports Complex and Defence Service Museum and has an entry fee of USD 10. Enjoy a picnic here while exploring the replicas of landmarks and historical buildings located in different regions and states of the country.

ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS

Located just off the Yangon-Mandalay Highway, this zoo spreads over more than 202 hectares of land. It is a vibrant and lively zoological garden which contains 430 animals that represent 81 species. You can find exotic foreign animals here like penguins, kangaroos and white tigers. Entrance fee is USD 3 per person. If you are travelling with kids, we assure you that they will love this visit.

Did You Know?

Each year, Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards is held at Nay Pyi Taw where filmmakers who have achieved great success in Burmese cinema are recognised and awarded.

Pagodas

UPPATASANTI PAGODA

 

This is the most visited pagoda of Nay Pyi Taw and is an exact replica of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon. The pagoda houses a Buddha tooth relic from China. When you visit this pagoda, you will understand Lord Buddha’s journey in achieving Nirvana depicted through the innumerable statues. Don’t miss the 4 jade Buddha images and a Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha image placed in the cave’s hollow interior. In the vicinity of the pagoda, you will be able to see a 33-metre flagpole, the sacred Bo tree garden and Marlini Mingala Lake.

THATTA THATTAHA MAHA BAWDI PAGODA

 

The Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda is a replica of the Maha Bawdi Temple in India. The construction has, without flaw, imitated the site where Lord Buddha has attained enlightenment. The pagoda is built on the Udayayanthi Hillock in Pohbbathiri Township about 10 minutes drive from Nay Pyi Taw. When you visit this pagoda, you can also enjoy the activities available in the township as well as check out the bustling market around. The entry is free for all.

Entry Fee To Popular Destinations

Place Fees
National Museum
K 5,000
National Landmark Garden USD 10
Water Fountain Garden USD 50 cents
Zoological Garden USD 3
Gems Museum USD 5
Uppatasanti Pagoda USD 5