When you go to Naypyidaw, Burma's purpose-built capital, it is easy to forget that there is a patchwork of capital cities just a few hundred kilometres from Yangon, Myanmar's capital. There are good reasons why most people think it is Myanmar's "capital," as it has been since 2006, but there are many other cities, towns, villages and towns in the country, as well as a number of small towns.
In a country that is considered one of the poorest in the world, and where more than a quarter of the population lives below the national poverty line, the place feels more like a small town than a big city. A bustling market lacks the grandeur of Rangoon, with its upscale restaurants, shops and hotels, and a large number of restaurants and bars.
Although policies are being liberalized and personal freedoms improved, Myanmar's repressive and controversial past governments seem to maintain and maintain a fortress in Naypyidaw.
In 2000, the Myanmar government decided to move the capital from Rangoon to a new city called Nay Pyi Taw. The regime of Than Shwe has announced the move to Naypyidaw as part of its plan to build a more modern and modern city with a greater number of hotels, restaurants and other amenities. Myanmar was probably ready for a "new capital," and Naypyidaw's was an extravagant response. It was built in such a way that it seems as if it does not belong to Myanmar at all and even the ground plan of the city can feel a bit totalitarian.
Traveling in Myanmar is better if you can hike through Rangoon, explore Bagan, relax in the Andaman Sea or explore the mountains of Rangoon or the Bay of Bengal. Travellers should therefore consider whether they want to stay in the capital before visiting Myanmar's capital.
No Pyi Taw can be done by taxi, which must be ordered at the hotel and is a very cheap option, which normally costs about K10. There are buses that run from Naypyidaw to most cities, but they are simply not advertised.
Airlines flying directly from the UK to Myanmar must book at least two flights, as Naypyidaw Airport has only one direct flight from London Heathrow Airport to Yangon and one direct flight from Sydney Airport to Mandalay. In order for planes to fly directly from Myanmar to Australia and airlines to fly directly between the US and Myanmar (and vice versa), those wishing to visit Myanmar must book at least three flights: two direct flights to Sydney and two from Melbourne, with the second flight to London, while the third flight goes back to the United States.
I didn't plan to be here for a whole day, but I was drawn to Myanmar's tour schedule for that day. It will be great to visit the capital city as you will understand more about this strange country. If you are arriving in Rangoon and see the pagodas in it, it will not be so spectacular, so visit Naypyidaw.
The wedding took place in Nay Pyi Taw (Union Territory) and so far it has been my best day in Myanmar. I learned from him a Lewe year, which I could have done in my year in Rangoon, but not so much from Naypyidaw.
It is certainly better suited to Rangoon, the former Burmese capital founded by the British Empire and located on the coast, mainly for the benefit of the British navy. Myanmar is a former British colony, meaning many locals speak English, especially in the capital. In Naypyidaw I saw the ruins of temples, temples that were destroyed, but the city lacks the chaos and wonders that you find in the rest of Myanmar. The city was built by the military as its capital, and it lacks not only a city center, but also many other aspects of life, such as the confusion and wonder that can be found throughout Myanmar, and also in its history.
Although Naypyidaw is considered cheaper than its Asian capitals, it is still Myanmar's most expensive city. The city's shopping malls and hypermalls are so expensive that Myanmar has one of the lowest living standards in Asia. Unlike the rest of Myanmar, most of Nay Pyi Taw has 24-hour electricity and most hotels have good internet speeds. Some hotels in the zone are bordered by a "hotel zone," where foreigners can stay for a few days or even weeks at a time, but not for long.
However, during my trip through Myanmar, I heard rumours from other travellers that it was a bizarre experience to actually visit this mystical city.
When I visited Rangoon, the former Yangon, someone mentioned to me the name of one of the most famous temples in the country, the Naypyidaw Temple. I # Ve seen reports that the people in Myanmar are very religious, But I'm not sure that's true or not.