Nay Pyi Taw or Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar located in the center of the Naypyidaw Union Territory. It can be said Nay Pyi Taw is a unique city because it is the only city in Myanmar that has the title of a planned city. Nay Pyi Taw has a strange combination of large sizes of the city with a low population of citizens. Hence, many people are calling Nay Pyi Taw as the "Ghost City" due to its unpacked population. This also means that you do not have to worry about traffic. Moreover, Nay Pyi Taw has the 20-lane highway. Surely your journey would not be troubled with traffic obstacles. Nay Pyi Taw is famous for the cultural, outdoor and shopping attractions which are worth your journey.
Nay Pyi Taw Airport is located 16 kilometers in the southeast of Nay Pyi Taw city. The airport has the capacity of holding up to 3.5 million passengers annually. CPG Consultants Pte designed the airport.Ltd and have two runways plus three terminals and all are facilitated with modern facilities. Getting to Nay Pyi Taw Airport is not a hustle as you can get here by taxi and other local transport.
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Nay Pyi Taw has a tropical monsoon climate which means it has a considerable amount of sun and very likely high rate of rainfall with the annual average of 22 °C to 27 °C. The best time to go will be from December to March. During this time, there is less rainfall. Thus, more activities can be done during the visit. April to November will be the raining season. Therefore, for those who are planning to do more outdoor activities, it is advisable to avoid these months.
Nay Pyi Taw is generally full of celebration as people of Myanmar loves to appreciate things through festivals. There are many festivals such as full Moon day of Dabodwei, Htamane Festival, Full Moon of Tabaung, Thingyan Water Festival, Full Moon Day of Tagu, Myanmar New Year Festival, Bo tree watering Festival, and many more. Every month, surely there will be a festival that will be celebrated by Myanmar people. However, be sure to book your hotels and flight tickets months early to avoid the high rates and price markup by the locals.
Nay Pyi Taw is the perfect destination for visitors who would like to enjoy cultural, outdoor and shopping attractions without disturbance of packed citizens. Here are some things you can do and visit while in Nay Pyi Taw.
National Museum - is the perfect place for historical geeks. This museum which was opened in 2015 truly worth your visit as it prepares few exhibitions and exciting displays. Among the exhibits, there are artifacts from the Bagan era, lovely jewelry from the 11th – century, replicas of colorful and unique mural painting and models of famous temples from all over the country. Not to forget, the national museum also has an important display such as the fossil of anthropoid jawbones from the stone ages era. Be sure to come before 4.30 evening as the museum will be closed after this time.
Uppatasanti Paya - is a Buddhist temple with a golden pagoda of 321 feet tall. It was built from the kindness act of General Than Shwe and his wife. The pagoda is carved with murals portraying the life and legend of Buddha and some key scenes from Myanmar's Buddhist history.
Water Fountain Garden - is located at the center of Nay Pyi Taw. This 165-acre park was built by the government of Myanmar that facilitate the park with ponds, gardens, playgrounds, massive waterslide, and swinging bridges. It is a perfect place for you to spend your leisure time, especially those who come with family and kids.