Discover the curiosities hidden within Nay Pyi Taw
Mention Myanmar’s sprawling capital Nay Pyi Taw in a conversation, and you may get blank stares.
Nay Pyi Taw (or Naypyidaw) means “abode of kings” and has been described in the international press as a “super-sized slice of post-apocalypse suburbia” with roads stretching up to 20 lanes wide.
Hailed by officials as a project of the future when Myanmar’s capital shifted from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw in 2005, the new capital boasts extensive wi-fi coverage, monumental architecture and reliable supply of electricity. It stands as a precursor of a new era of rapid development and growth for the country.
A visit to Nay Pyi Taw might prove to be an unusual experience but it is also home to some extraordinary facts and finds. Here, the PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw team brings you 7 surprising things you never knew about Myanmar’s capital city.