Naypyidaw Myanmar History
Driving through Naypyidaw, which aims to build Burma's capital, one could easily forget that one of the world's most important political and military dynasties was born here.
Chinese state media describe Yunnan province , it shares a long and intertwined history with Myanmar. The capital of Burma (Myanmar) has changed locations, but the longest-reigning Burmese capital was pagan, now called Bagan, which was under the rule of the Pagan Empire, one of Myanmar's most powerful dynasties in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It lasted for more than two centuries and covered parts of what is now Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw) became the new capital of Myanmar, also known as Burma, which borders Laos in Southeast Asia and replaces the present - former capital of Rangoon. The city was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, so it looks as if it does not belong to Myanmar at all, but only to Mandalay, to which it has become the second largest city in Myanmar and the third largest in China. Before the foundation of Nay pyi taw, Rangoon was the capital of Burma for more than a century, from the 16th century to the end of the 18th century.
Under the aegis of the BRI, Beijing proposed in November 2017 the construction of the China-Myanmar economic belt (see Section IV), which would stretch from Yunnan province to Rakhine state in the north - east of Myanmar - and from the Indian Ocean coast to Myanmar's western border with China. This includes the development of Yunan province, which is connected to Mandalay via the Indian Ocean and the coast of the Rohingya state. Many of these measures have been repackaged as the "BRI" (Burma-China Economic Corridor) project, which would tie Myanmar and its economy more closely to its giant neighbor. That is precisely what the Chinese government, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), wants to do for Myanmar.
It is certainly more 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.
Although Myanmar has not conducted an official census since 1983, the government claims that 900,000 people live in Naypyidaw, making it Myanmar's third-largest city. The Myanmar Population Live counter shows that the Worldometer RTS algorithm, which processes data from the United Nations Population Division, provides a continuously updated estimate of the population of Myanmar's cities. Intriguingly, it is considered the fastest growing city in the world, with the highest population growth rate in Southeast Asia, averaging 1.5% per year. It has a population density of 2.2 million people per square kilometre, more than twice that of Rangoon, and is the second largest urban area in Burma after the capital, Rangoon, according to the UN census.
Naypyidaw, literally translated, means "residence of the king" and literally translates as "residence for kings," and pronounced Naypiddaw for king, it is the administrative capital of the Union of Myanmar. Getting there: The primary message from Myanmar's capital is one of historical legitimacy, since all previous and present governments are linked to a single line of indigenous rulers from Myanmar. Myanmar's history dates back to the early 11th century, when King Anawrahta united the country and founded the first Myanmar Empire. At the height of this empire, the British moved to Myanmar, and the last Myanmar dynasty was founded in 1752 by King Alaungpaya.
As a British colony Myanmar became a British colony together with India and became an independent, self-governing colony under the administration of the British Empire until 1937. After the end of the Second World War and the formation of the Commonwealth, Burma gained independence from the British Commonwealth in 1948.
During the British colonial period, the country was known as Burma in English, but in 1989 the military government of that country changed the name to Myanmar and changed many of the English translations. In July 1989, a new military government changed its name again, this time to Union of Myanmar, from the country's traditional name.
British colonial rule, Burma, which became the official name of the country during British colonial rule, is still used today, although Myanmar is a formal term commonly used in written communication. Myanmar's Chinese officials have begun to call their relationship pauk - phaw, which means "brotherly" in Burmese, to emphasise. While this may seem somewhat inappropriate given Naypyidaw's status as Burma's capital and its history as a religious and cultural center, the pagoda is intended to burnish its faith and motherland by evoking Burma's Buddhist and royal history.
Diplomatic relations were established in June 1950, and Myanmar became the first non-communist country to be recognised as a People's Republic. While Clinton's predecessor, John Foster Dulles, traveled to Burma, now officially called Myanmar, after the country's military junta wrested control from the civilian government, Naypyidaw, a vast and surreal city that was meant to be the king's residence, still exists. The country has a long history of incorporating capitals, as in Burma: the city was built by King Mindon at the end of the 19th century and built by the military as its capital, but lacks the clutter and wonder that can be found in the rest of Myanmar.