The New Administrative Capital, Nay Pyi Taw
Getting to Nay Pyi Taw
- Nay Pyi Taw International airport is about 30 minutes from the city. All domestic carriers operate daily flight from Nay Pyi Taw to the commercial city, Yangon and Mandalay.
- Now Bangkok Airways is operating direct flights to Nay Pyi Taw from Monday to Friday.
- FMI airline and Air KBZ domestic airlines fly to Nay Pyi Taw.
- Many Modern highway buses operate daily from several cities to and from Nay Pyi Taw not only by air but also directly by coach and train from many other part of the country.
Uppatasanti Pagoda (Highly Recommended for Night Visit)
Of all the sights in Nay Pyi Taw, the golden Uppatasanti Pagoda is the most spectacular. It was opened in 2009 and also a replica of the great Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon: it sits on a hill looking down on the city with a large monastery complex below.
The shimmering golden pagoda, 99 metres (325 feet) tall, it visible from all major roads leading into the capital.
Water Fountain Garden
The Garden occupies a 26.3 hectare (65 acre) site that is entered through an imposing steel archway. Situated near the Nay Pyi Taw city Hall, the garden opened in January 2008 features one main pond with three fountains, 11 small ponds with fountains and three walkways under the fountain displays. The garden is open daily from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Parliament House (Pyi-Thu-Hlut-Taw), the building is situated in Nay-Pyi-Taw. The Hlut-taw buildings is composed of 31 buildings which are located on 800 acres of land. These buildings were constructed with the art of blending modern and ancient Myanmar architectural style. There buildings are very magnificent and historic landmark of Myanmar.
Prior need to get the permission before enter as a foreigner, travel agents can get the permission before 7 days of your visit date (for the permission: Full Name, Nationality, Passport Number and Car No, driver name).
Nay Pyi Taw Gem Museum is one the prides of nation and situated at the center of city. Museum building itself is an architectural beauty which lay on the five hectares landscaped plot. All kinds of mineral gems ex tractable in the country are on display.
Rubies, Jades, Pearl, Sapphires, Diamonds, Aquamarine, Gold, Quartz, Emeralds and many more gems are displayed in rows of counters by gemological facts. Open from 09:30 am to 04:00 pm except Monday and Government holidays.
Myo Ma Market
Myo Ma Market is currently the commercial center of the city and the High way bus station is located in the market. Anyone can hire motor bike taxi or taxi to the city from Myo Ma High way bus station.
Famous Shopping centers are Capital Hyper Market, Junction Center and Ocean Supermarket.