Parliament House & Nay Pyi Taw City Hall
The City of huge, attractive and serenity buildings.
The huge and impressive parlia-ment building was built on the 800 acre complex in Zabu Thiri township with an 11-lane highway. It contains 31 buildings, and the President’s Residence with Myanmar architecture, and ornate interior spaces reflecting local culture and traditions.City Hall, headquarter of the Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee is another landmark in the city. During important state occasions, the National Anthem of Myanmar is played by the State Orchestra in the City Hall.
Wunna Theikdi Stadium
Wunna Theikdi Stadium is a multi-use international standard stadium in Nay Pyi Taw. The stadium can seat 30,000 spectators and it was hosted the 2013 Southeast Asian Games and 2014 ASEAN Para Games opening and closing ceremonies, For golfing, City Golf Course is a recommended 18 holes golf course that located near office No.27 in Nay Pyi Taw. It also has City Golf Pro Shop for full services including rental set for playing.
MICC I, II & Gems Museum
Most conferences and events are held at one of the huge Myanmar International Convention Centers (MICC I or II), which are close to the main hotel zones. The Centers provide international standard MICE facilities to cater the many national level meetings, conferences and business events.
Two sculptures of white elephants stand outside the entrance to museum where the ground floor features variety of jewellery shop and the upstairs houses some amazingly large, uncut precious stones and crafted pieces.
NAY PYI TAW
The big but no traffic, clean and quite city
Nay Pyi Taw is strategically located in central Myanmar, 376 km from Yangon and 274 km from Mandalay, easily accessible from most of major cities. It is the administrative city in Myanmar and fascinatingly known to be one of the 10 fastest growing cities in the world. Major attractions in Nay Pyi Taw include Uppatasanti Pagoda, the Gem Museum, Water Fountain Garden, the National Landmark Garden, Safari Park, National Museum, National Archive and National Herbal Park.
Uppatasanti Pagoda is a renowned landmark of Nay Pyi Taw city. The pagoda stands 100 m high is almost exact replica of Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon and houses a Buddha tooth relic from China. At the pagoda, Buddha’s path to the achievement of Nirvana is depicted in majestic statues. It was featured Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha image, four jade Buddha images in the hollow cave, a 33 m high flagpole, Bo tree garden, Marlini Mangala Lake, and a museum.
WHITE ELEPHANTS HOUSE
At the foot of the Uppatasanti Pagoda, there is a park home to several white elephants in Nay Pyi Taw. Myanmar people believe bring with them luck, peace and prosperity to their life. The elephant house has been built in the traditional Myanmar architectural style and features grassland and viewing areas. It also contains two pools with fountains, two dams, a bathing pond with a fountain, a sugarcane plantation, a medical center and a feed store.
THATTA THATTAHA MAHA BAWDI PAGODA
Thatta Thattaha Maha Pagoda, the replica of Buddha Gaya, was 162 ft high and built on the Udayayanthi Hill lock in Pohbbathiri Township. Among the variety of places to visit in the vast area of the city, just some 10 to 20 minutes’ drive from Nay Pyi Taw are the old towns of Pyinmana and Leway, which offer a wealth of treasures to explore-bustling markets, pagodas and beautiful teak monasteries.
NAY PYI TAW
The city of attractive and serenity gardens.
For anyone interested in astronomy, the planetarium provides a wealth of knowledge about the solar system and the wonders of the universe. On entering the planetarium, visitor’s attention is drawn to the exhibits of planets, the moon and the earth and other wonders of the universe. There are a number of audio visual displays. The planetarium is open daily from 10am to 4pm, except Mondays.
NATIONAL LANDMARK GARDEN
The National Landmark Garden, a miniature model of the states and Regions of Myanmar, is situated on a 400 acre plot near Thaik Chaung Village in Zeyathiri Township. The garden showcases scaled-down versions of the country’s most famous attractions, such as the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Ngapali Beach in Rakhine State and Inlay Lake in Shan State. It is a great place to visit to learn Myanmar national races’ cultural heritages, customs, and traditions.
The Zoological Garden in Nay Pyi Taw is the biggest zoological garden in Myanmar. Located just off the old Yangon-Mandalay Highway. The zoo covers about 500 acres and is home to 430 animals, representing 81 species. As well as the animals native to Myanmar there are exotic foreign animals such as penguins and kangaroos, and one of the most popular attractions is a white tiger. There is a daily show with performing elephants and elephant rides are available.
NAY PYI TAW
National Museum (Naypyitaw) is located on Yaza Thingaha road, near the Kumudra circle, Ottarathiri township. Total plot area of National Museum (Naypyitaw) is 14.08 Hectare. The National Museum (Naypyitaw) has five main buildings such as A, B, C, D and E. In the building A, Mini Theater, VIP holding rooms, President’s Gifts Exhibition Room and Public area are included. The rest buildings are the display area. In building B, the display areas are divided into Primate and Fossil Exhibition Room, Prehistoric Period Exhibition Room, Proto historic Period Exhibition Room, Historic Period (11th-14th Century AD) Exhibition Room, Myanmar Art Gallery and Myanmar Performing Art Exhibition Room. In the building C, D, E are still displayed about the history and the cultural heritage of Myanmar to be a national level museum.
WATER FOUNTAIN & GOLF COURSE
Water Fountain Garden is with an eyes catching steel structure arch-way entrance. It has a main pond with three fountains inside and 11 small ponds with 13 different fountains and other activities inside. Royal Myanmar Golf Course has 18 holes and the shapes and roll of the terrain were accentuated in the design phase to highlight the sites natural attributes.
DEFENCE SERVICES MUSEUM
The Defense Service Museum (Naypyitaw) is situated in Zeyathiri Township on an area of 604 acres. It is opened to enable the youth and people to learn the independence struggles, historic battles and actions of the Armed Forces since its birth in 1945 till now, and to imbue the spirit to safeguard the independence. There are six booths of the Armed Force, three booths of the Navy and three booths of the Air, and one Guest Lounge each of the Armed Force, Navy and Air Force as well as corridors and rest halls with restaurants and souvenir shops. In the museum, there can be seen the royal items used by ancient Myanmar kings, ancient and present time Myanmar military equipment s, the items used by patriotic leaders in their independence struggles, furniture used by the Thirty Comrades while taking an oath of allegiance by drinking blood, mementos from foreign countries, the ancient Myanmar heroes’ statues, international relations with foreign countries documentary photos and pictures and facts about the Tatmadaw from its birth to the present time and Military Archive.
Credit : Ministry of Hotels & Tourism; office.33
Nay Pyi Taw , The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.