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Destination in Myanmar - Nay Pyi Taw
 

Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital of the Union of Myanmar. Centrally located, it is 391 km from Yangon and 302 km from Mandalay, being easily accessible from all parts of the Union. The environs of Nay Pyi Taw comprise (8) townships viz. Zeyar Thiri, Pohbba Thiri, Uttara Thiri, Zabu Thiri, Dekina Thiri, Pyinmana, Lewe and Tatkone Townships. Nay Pyi Taw Airport is about 30 minutes from Nay Pyi Taw. All domestic carriers operate daily flights from Nay Pyi Taw to the commercial capital, Yangon, and the cultural capital Mandalay. There are flights via Nay Pyi Taw to tourist destinations such as Bagan, Heho, Sittwe, Myitkyina, Kyaing Tong and others.

 

MYOMA MARKET

Naypyitaw Myoma Market is currently the commercial centre of Naypyidaw. Other shopping areas include Thapye Chaung Market and Junction Centre Naypyidaw.

 

JUNCTION CENTER

Junction Centre is the first privately operated shopping centre project in Naypyidaw. It opened in August 2009.[5] There are also local markets and a restaurant area.

 

UPPATASANTI PAGODA

Similar in size and shape to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Uppatasanti Pagoda was completed in 2009. This new pagoda is named the Uppatasanti or "Peace Pagoda". The stake-driving ceremony for the pagoda was held on 12 November 2006.The invitation card for the ceremony opened with a phrase "Rajahtani Naypyidaw (the royal capital where the king resides)".The pagoda is just 30 cm (12 in) shorter than the Shwedagon Pagoda.Uppatasanti translates roughly to "Protection against Calamity". It is the name of a sūtra prepared by a monk in the early 16th century. It is to be recited in time of crisis, especially in the face of foreign invasion.

 

GEM MUSEUM

The Gem Museum Located in Zabuthri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. The large area of upstairs museum decorated with large wall glasses and beautiful and wonderful decorations in modern designs. In Gems Museum, precious jewels such as ruby and sapphire, quality jade lots and the largest pearl in Myanmar are put on display. Normally, it opens from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm except Monday and Government holidays.

 

WATER FOUNTAIN GARDEN

Water Fountain Garden with a steel structure arch-way. Also included in the garden are a main pond with three fountains inside and (11) small ponds with (13) different fountains inside, a 30 feet (9.1 m) high clock tower, (9) recreation centres, (2) small gardens, (2) stone gardens and ten feet wide buggy road and footpaths