Nay Pyi Taw
Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative and political capital of Myanmar. It has been founded on a greenfields site 3km west of Pyinmana. Nay Pyi Taw is located on a plain between the Bago Yoma and Shan Yoma mountain ranges, boasting fabulous backdrops, and is considered one of the greenest capitals in the world. Nay Pyi Taw is the country’s centre for meetings, incentives, conferences and events. The city has state-of-the-art systems for hosting banquets and conferences at the two large buildings of Myanmar International Convention Centres. The major attractions of Nay Pyi Taw include Uppatasanti Pagoda, the Gem Museum, Water Fountain Garden, Zoological Garden, National Museum, White Elephants House and etc...
Uppatasanti Pagoda is a renowned landmark of Nay Pyi Taw city. The pagoda stands 100m high. Although smaller, it is intended to be a replica of the famous Shwe Dagon Pagoda. At the pagoda, Buddha’s path to the achievement of Nirvana is depicted in majestic statues. Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha image and four jade Buddha images in the hollow cave.
The Gem Museum
The Gem Museum is Located Zabuthri Township in 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. Myanmar is well-known for its precious stones which are depicted through display at the Gems Museum.
Water Fountain Garden
The Water Fountain Garden is another tourist attraction of Nay Pwi Taw. It has an eye-catching steel structure arch-way entrance. The garden contains one main pond with three fountains and 11 small ponds with 13 different kinds of fountains. There are opportunities for other activities inside too.
Zoological Garden in Nay Pyi Taw is the largest zoo in South East Asia. Located just off the old Yangon-Mandalay Highway, the zoo covers about 500 acres and is home to 430 animals, representing 81 species. Among them. the rare and endangered wildlife are being shown at the booths including icy land inhabitant penguins and white tigers. There is a daily show with performing elephants and elephant rides are available.
The National Museum is located on a 14-hectare plot near the Kumudra circle in Ottarathiri Township. It has five main buildings such as A, B, C, D and E. Building A house a mini theatre, VIP holding rooms, President’s Gifts Exhibition Room and a Public Area. The rest of the buildings have display areas for different items.
White Elephants House
At the foot of the Uppatasanti Pagoda, there is a park home to several white elephants in Nay Pyi Taw. The people of Myanmar 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.