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Nay Pyi Taw

Nay Pyi Taw

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Explore Nay Pyi Taw

With a name that means ‘Abode of Kings’, Nay Pyi Taw is Myanmar’s administrative seat, having been built from scratch to replace Yangon as the country’s capital city. Most of the Burmese government’s offices are thus located in this new city, but that certainly does not rid it of its fun and cultural elements. Parks, dining outlets and shopping destinations are some of the attractions that colour it, beckoning tourists and locals alike to have a good time in its area of over 2,000 square miles.

Explore Other Must Do in Nay Pyi Taw

There are many places that you can visit. Here are the destination for you to eat, shop, see or do. Explore them!

  • Safari Park

    Safari Park

    To Do

    With its admirable collection of animals from Africa, Asia and Australia, the multi-acre vastness of Nay Pyi Taw’s Safari Park is a prime attraction for all. Exploring this park during the day is not a worrying prospect either, as shelter from the heat comes in the form of canopied buggies that take guests on tours around the park.

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  • Gem Museum

    Gem Museum

    To Do

    One look at the huge jade boulders in its garden are all you need to know that this museum means business. It is the home of one of the largest natural pearls in the world, and also that of Myanmar’s largest ruby. These are supplemented by displays of other famous Burmese gems, ornaments and jewellery.

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  • Junction Centre

    Junction Centre

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    Opened in 2009, this shopping mall is not only the home of retail outlets, but is also the host of a cinema that is popular amongst locals. It covers an area of over 100,000 square feet, and is located on Raza Thingaha Main Road.

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  • Three Kings Statue

    Three Kings Statue

    To See

    This imposing collection of gigantic monuments displays how highly the people of Myanmar regard their past rulers. They represent the Burmese kings Anawrahta, Bayinnaung and Alaungpaya U Aung Zeya, who reportedly played pivotal roles in Burmese history.

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  • Mohinga

    Mohinga

    To Eat

    Often considered to be Myanmar’s breakfast of choice, mohinga is a noodle dish that will spoil you silly with its flavours and textures. Its sweetness and tanginess come from a variety of herbs and spices, while its broth bursts with notes of the fish that it is made with (usually catfish). It is commonly served with coriander, crispy fritters and egg slices.

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  • Lahpet

    Lahpet

    To Eat

    You are undoubtedly familiar with the practice of drinking tea–but what about eating it? Enter lahpet, which are essentially fermented or dried tea leaves. Often considered to be Myanmar’s national delicacy, these leaves are used to prepare refreshing beverages and salads for meals when not eaten on their own as a snack with condiments like nuts.

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  • Myoma Market

    Myoma Market

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    Boasting a range of over 500 stalls, it comes as no surprise that Myoma Market is one of the most lively parts of Nay Pyi Taw. Since its inception in 2006, the market has grown to become a go-to place for shoppers, be it for groceries, food, clothes or even electronics. This is said to be especially evident after office hours, when people flood the market for dinner.

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  • Thapye Chaung Market

    Thapye Chaung Market

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    Nay Pyi Taw’s Thapye Chaung Market is especially renowned for being a shopping destination that carries unique souvenirs.

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  • Shwe Yin Aye

    Shwe Yin Aye

    To Eat

    The penchant for sweet things that is common in Southeast Asia also has its arms wrapped around the Burmese people, as seen through the love they have for this dessert. It is a creamy mixture of coconut milk, sago, agar-agar, sugar and ice that makes for a sinful end to any meal. Many enjoy slurping down this dish on a hot day, with a few pieces of bread.

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  • Ngalaik Lake Gardens

    Ngalaik Lake Gardens

    To See

    This water-themed garden by the Ngalaik Lake constantly welcomes visitors to enjoy its enticing scenery and recreational facilities. It is particularly filled with bustle during the Thingyan festival, when water fights and games take place throughout its area.

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  • Uppatasanti Pagoda

    Uppatasanti Pagoda

    To See

    An almost identical twin of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, this monument reaches for the skies of Nay Pyi Taw with a height of 325 feet. Its glimmering grandness is further accentuated by its status as the host of a legendary relic: a tooth of the Buddha, received from China. Its magnificent compound includes a garden with 108 holy Bo trees.

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  • Baik Kut Kyee Kaik

    Baik Kut Kyee Kaik

    To Eat

    Be warned: this noodle dish, with its seductive slices of squid and prawn pieces, is not for the faint-hearted. This is because of its spiciness, which also acts as one of its defining traits. Its dark hue stems from the dark soy sauce it is cooked with, and it is often cut up with a pair of scissors before serving for easier consumption.

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  • Ngapi Kyaw

    Ngapi Kyaw

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    Ngapi is a fish paste that you will commonly find in many Burmese kitchens, during any meal. This popular condiment, however, is not meant for direct consumption, and is thus often enjoyed by frying it with dried prawns, fried garlic and onions to create ngapi kyaw. Ngapi kyaw is then savoured as a spread on bread, or along with a hot bowl of rice.

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  • Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden

    Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden

    To Do

    The impressive steel archway that heralds the entrance to this garden is easily one of the most popular structures in Nay Pyi Taw. But what is more astounding is the collection of ponds and fountains within this garden, as well as the variety of facilities which make it a favoured recreation point in the city.

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  • Ohn no khao swè

    Ohn no khao swè

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    A creamy texture, hints of chilli and notes of curry are what you get with each bite of ohn no khao swè, which is translated as coconut chicken noodles. It is the result of a delicate marriage between egg or wheat noodles and a coconut milk-based broth with curried chicken. Its robustness is usually enhanced with lime juice and some fish sauce.

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  • Gyin Thohk (Ginger Salad)

    Gyin Thohk (Ginger Salad)

    To Eat

    This salad is favoured by the Burmese people for its light and refreshing nature, and is also celebrated for its easy preparation process. Sliced cabbage, scallions, tomatoes, ginger and chillies are mixed together with peanuts, fish sauce, lemon juice and some peanut oil to create it, before being garnished with some chopped garlic or sesame seeds.

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  • Zoological Garden

    Zoological Garden

    To Do

    Proudly shouldering the title of Myanmar’s biggest zoo, this establishment of 612 acres is brought to life by varieties of animals from all around the world. These include penguins–that reside in their own air-conditioned penguin house–and endangered species like white tigers.

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  • National Herbal Park

    National Herbal Park

    To Do

    Home to thousands of plants from a vast array of species, this park is also instrumental in the preservation of herbs that are vital to Myanmar’s medical industry. It is an effort by the local government that has been in effect since 2008, and also doubles as an ideal place for outdoor recreational activities.

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  • Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Complex

    Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Complex

    To See

    This enormous parliament is where the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature, convenes to govern the country. Though members of the public are barred from entering the complex, it is still a mammoth sight that oozes grandeur even from afar with its 31 buildings.

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