Naypidaw

Naypyidaw may be one of the world's only capital cities that has virtually no tourists. In 2005, the military government began moving the capital and it was built entirely from scratch, hastily and expensively. Its name was announced on Myanmar's Armed Forces Day in 2006.

The city was the brainchild of Senor General Than Shwe, but little is known about the rationale for moving the capital and many believe it was simply a vanity project. Still, the city is more centrally located than Yangon and acts as a hub linking Shan, Kayah and Kavin States.

The official explanation for the move was that Yangon was too crowed with little room for any future expansion. The city is divided into numerous zones including residential, military and administrative areas, and there are few sights worth visiting.

If you are traveling through Naypyidaw, however, there are a few different museums including the National Museum (Naypyidaw) whose exhibitions are dedicated to showcasing Myanmar's culture and power and the Memorial to the Fallen Heroes which honours military and civilians who died fighting for independence. The city's largest pagoda, Uppatasanti Pagoda, was completed, and is similar in shape and scale to Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda.

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THINGS TO DO

Mingalapar helps you in your enthralling « quest » of  your search for unique experiences while in Myanmar. Because Myanmar is still a mysterious destination with undiscovered treasures, we have listed the must-see that can inspire you in your trip planning : While in Yangon, you will find cultural, historical and religious must-sees such as the sacred Shwedagon pagoda, the Bogyoke Aung San Market and its colorful shops, the National Museum of Myanmar and its ancient treasures. You will find a short description of the must-see, its location and all you need around (Hotels, Restaurants, Activities, etc). A complete tour around Yangon tradition and culture with a complete visit of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a half day cooking class of burmese culinary specialities, a spectacular Hot air Balloon ride over Bagan at sunset, the climbing of the endless stairs of Mount Popa, kayaking on the serene Inle lake with its temples and floating gardens : with our section « Activities », Mingalapar will offer you a large range of activities, experiences that no other travelers have ever experienced. You will be able to organise your own, personalized experiences in Myanmar. Our market place of Activities & Tours will put you directly in touch with the local suppliers, and allow you to book a slot only in few clicks. All these activities made you hungry? Let’s find a restaurant near by with our category Food&Drink. You can sort the restaurants by location, type of food, price range. The pictures of the dishes and the customers’ reviews and rates will help you choose among a large range of restaurant. Take a picture of your favorite burmese dish, post it on instagram with some pictures of your trip and share your story on MyInstaTrip. You will be able to see on MyInstaTrip the experience of other instagramers who visited Myanmar, and see the country through their eyes. And don’t forget to put the hashtag #Mingalapar, and share your picture with our community of Myanmar lovers. Because, as Rudyard Kipling said, Myanmar «  It is quite unlike any place you know ».

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