The Capital of BurmaBurma's capital
?????; MLCTS: Naypyidaw is the official capital and Yangon is the commercial capital. Why is it so difficult for tourists or Burmese bus drivers to come to Naypyidaw? It is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of the Yangon region. I' ve come across this information about the new capital of Myanmar, Naypyidaw.
This''empty'' town is more than four time bigger than London.
The capital of Burma, Naypyidaw covers an area of 7,054km². That means, as the mathematicians among you will have found out, that Burma's capital is about four and a half time the capital of the United Kingdom. Officially, the number of inhabitants is 924,608.
In the Greater London area, the approximate number of inhabitants in 2016 was 8. That means, as the now mercilessly mathematicians among you will have found out, that Burma's capital has a populace that is more than 9x smaller than that of London. A town four and a half as big. In November 2005, Naypyidaw (seat of the king) was revealed by the then army government as Burma's new capital.
20 lane motorways and extensive roads are the landmark of a town that was constructed for the new. In contrast to the rest ofthe nation, there is dependable power throughout the entire town, and quick, free Wi-Fi is available in bars and canteens. In March 2015, the Guardian paid a visit to the town and described it as follows:
It' s hard to describe the extent of this vast city: it covers an area of approximately 4,800 sq. km, six of New York Capital. Roads - clear for automobiles and car convoys, not for walkers or walkers - have up to 20 tracks and extend as far as the eyes can see (rumours say that these magnificent avenues have been constructed so that airplanes can touch down on them in the case of protest against the state or other "riots").
Oddly enough, Naypyidaw is not the only capital that has been constructed from the ground up from politics loft. However, they have not caught the miracle as much as the uncanny void of Naypyidaw. BBC's Top Gear crew marveled at the city's bleak alleys last year as part of a specific rural shooting, blowing up a soccer ball, holding a drag-race across the wide empty streets and kidding about the difficulty of navigation through the capital's non-existent early hours of mornings.
However, if you concentrate on Naypyidaw's broad, empty roads, you run the danger of miss the omnipresent road sweepers that are their only pedestrian who walk in twos in their neon-green west and sweep the already untouched roads for hour after hour every night.