Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw

Etymology

Naypyitaw is generally translated as “royal capital”, “seat of the king” or “abode of kings”. Traditionally, it was used as a suffix to the names of royal capitals, such as Mandalay, which was called (Yadanabon Naypyidaw). The name literally means “abode of the king” in Burmese. [wikipedia]

Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

Nay Pyi Taw Cinema – Movie Theater in Yangon, Myanmar. [facebook]

How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

Badoo – Making friends with guys & girls in Myanmar. [badoo]

Topface – A free dating service in Myanmar and around the world. Meet guys and girls online, make friends and find your love right now! Join us! [topface]

Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Kudu Travel – Kudu are non-territorial, accommodating visitors to their area and ranging widely themselves. Adventurous browsers, they consume many types of foliage and alter their tastes to suit the locale. Kudu also blend well with their environment. Their stripes making them disappear in the dappling of light through the trees, and are able to live both in the wilderness and partially settled areas. [kudu travel]

Think Asia – THINK ASIA TRAVEL & TOURS is a Burmese Travel Agent located in Yangon and run by a French / Myanmar partnership named Nicolas Rabier and Phyo Thura Soe. [thinkasia-tours]

Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw – Myanmar’s vast 31-building parliament, is a sight to behold and also gives a chance to see the Nay Pyi Taw’s widest highway, with 12 lanes of empty road in each direction. Normally the Hluttaw can only be viewed from a distance, but you can get a guided tour of the buildings with a pre-arranged permit. [go-myanmar]

Statues of Three Old Kings – Presumably designed to reflect the power of the generals, feature on postcards in Myanmar (often accompanied by military parades) – but are in fact off-limits to visitors. [go-myanmar]

Uppatasanti Pagoda – A replica of Yangon’s Shwedagon Pagoda built in 2009, is impressive – and has the added attraction of being able to walk inside its domed interior. It was built just 30cm shorter than the Shwedagon in order to not upstage its historically revered counterpart. Outside the pagoda are six white elephants, intended to be auspicious but in reality a rather depressing sight. [go-myanmar]

Water Fountain Park – Well worth a visit and is best seen at sunset; the main attraction is a fountain show, where the fountains dance in time with music. There’s also a big play area, and a tower you can climb up with good views of the city. [go-myanmar]

Festivals

Festivals

Shwedagon Pagoda Festival – Shwedagon Pagoda Festival is the largest paya pwe (pagoda festival) in Myanmar. Monks recite the Holy Scriptures continuously for 24 hour every day for the entire week before the full moon day of Tabaung. [discovery dmc]

Public Transit

Public Transit

By bus – From Yangon, a bus is available. It travels along a 8-lane highway for about 4 hours from Yangon to the capital (which just springs out of nowhere at a nondescript intersection – very unusual). [wiki travel]

By motorbike taxi – This is the typical transportation in Naypyidaw. Price depends on how rich the driver thinks you are and how many sights you want to see. 25000K (very very negotiable). [wiki travel]

By tuk tuk – Similar to those in Bangkok although called a “Thaw Lar Gyi” in Myanmar. Few and far between and along the highways only but an option if have time and not a lot of money. [wiki travel]

Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

Myanmar Event Professionals – Total event management community of Myanmar. Artists and technicians. [facebook]

Language Exchange

Language Exchange

Your Expat Community in Myanmar – Mingalaba, and welcome to our expat community in Myanmar! Our platform has been specifically designed to suit to the needs of expats. So if you are making a move to Myanmar or considering relocating, then look no further than the InterNations expat community! [internations]

LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

Resources

Resources

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