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Information about Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw)
Since 2005 Nay Pyi Taw (pronounced'Naypiddaw', which means'residence of the kings', and sometimes NPT for short) has been the main town of Myanmar. Huge rooms between casual departments, administration offices, shopping centres and hostels are one of the most distinctive characteristics of Nay Pyi Taw, and the town is subdivided into different "zones", with most foreign licensed establishments located in three areas (Dekkhinathiri, Uttarathiri and Pohbbathiri - but your own establishment is the only name you need to know).
Recently Nay Pyi Taw has hosted a number of major venues, such as the Southeast Asian Games and the World Economic Forum, so there was a great demand for accommodations and you will find a wide range of hotel choices at affordable rates (unlike in Yangon, where rates are high).
The majority of Nay Pyi Taw meetings and conventions are hosted at one of the vast Myanmar International Convention Centres (MICC 1 or 2) located near the major resort areas, both with fast, free Wi-Fi. In contrast to the remainder of Myanmar, most of Nay Pyi Taw has 24-hour power and most properties have good access to the web.
A lot of travelers and those engaged in Myanmar policy and evolution are traveling to Nay Pyi Taw for ministerial sessions - although most of the work is done in Yangon, where most foreigners arrive. A lot of high-ranking policy makers shuttle from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw every week, which is now much simpler as air traffic is more frequent and the highway through the centre of the state has been upgraded (more information and on-line transportation bookings can be found here).
Wasserbrunnenpark is definitely a worthwhile place to go and is best seen at sundown; the major attractions are a show of water jets with water jets dancing to the beat of tunes. This gigantic Uppatasanti Pagoda, a 2009 copy of Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda, is impressing - and has the added charm of walking in its vaulted inner part.
There are a number of artifacts in the National Museum that reflect Myanmar's past, from fossil remains to the twentieth-century political world. It is poorly organized like many Myanmar museuses, but offers some sights. Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar's huge 31 building government, is a landmark and also offers the opportunity to see the broadest Nay Pyi Taw motorway, with 12 tracks of empty street in each area.
For more information, please fill out this application or send us an e-mail (please be aware that we can only provide Yangon or Mandalay as we do not have Nay Pyi Taw guides). Tall sculptures of three ancient monarchs, probably to mirror the generals' might, can be seen on Myanmar postal cards (often along with army parades) - but are forbidden to people.
400 hectares of Myanmar shaped parks, where you will be taken around in gulf buggys to see the famed attractions of the area. Taxis to and from this area are about 40,000 K from most Nay Pyi Taw Holidays, and if you make a 15-minute side trip on the way back, you will find a number of pubs along the Sittang riverbank that offer a great place to have a snack and a drinks.
Yangon diplomatic bar and cuisine at the Kempinski Hotel. Situated on a small hillside above the famous Tha Pyay Kone square, this large and vibrant brewery offers basic food, both locally and in Thailand. It is part of a well-known Myanmar food and wine store and can be found in the Capital Hypermarket on Yaza Thingaha Road.
Situated near the central area of the city. Distance is almost always too long to go on foot, so the round trip from Nay Pyi Taw is usually by cab, which must be ordered from your hotels and is much more costly than in other Myanmar towns - usually it costs at least K5,000 to K10,000 per trip, and sometimes even more.
The Yang Ni Oo Taxis Service offers good vehicles and can be reached on +95 (0) 9333 55884 or +95 (0) 9360 60850. Alternatively, you can take a road trip in a teak or motorcycle taxicab, which costs from 1,000 K per one. Visa and Mastercard-enabled KBZ cash machines are located at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport and the famous Myoma Market (where many busses are arriving and departing).
There are also cash machines in many of our hotel.