We decided to visit Myanmar’s capital city, which has since 2005 been Naypyidaw, or Nay Pyi Taw, as we were heading back to the old capital Yangon. After the 7-hour minibus trip (don’t recommend that one, hot and sweaty) we arrived to this so called ghost city.
Our first impression was that the city isn’t actually as empty as we believed, and that people were driving very slowly on capital’s highways. Our minibus driver didn’t speak English at all, but still we managed to get to the nearest stop from Hotel Zone at Myoma Market.
Our hotel called Vegas Hotel (still laughing at that name :D) was at Nay Pyi Taw’s Hotel Zone, which turned out to be a quite empty place, even though there are dozens of villa-style hotels.
Myanmar’s capital is an entirely planned city and is organized into number of zones, which are built quite far away from each other. Maybe the plan is that this way the city can expand.
We stayed here only one night, but still got to enjoy Naypyidaw’s biggest attraction, Uppatasanti Pagoda, which is almost a perfect replica of the Yangon’s famous temple, Shwedagon Pagoda.
Here are some of the pics we took during our stay.