Naypyidaw

Naypyidaw has been the capital of Myanmar since the year of 2005, and tourists are always welcomed on Myanmar cruise tours.

The literal meaning of its name is Place of the King or the wonderful land. The distance between the modern capital and Yangon – the former - is 320 kilometers. Nowadays, Naypyidaw is the third biggest city in Myanmar, to Yangon and Mandalay. It used to be quiet with a small fraction of people, but it has now become the center of administration throughout the country. It is also ranked top ten strongest growing cities all over the world.The literal meaning of its name is Place of the King or the wonderful land. The distance between the modern capital and Yangon – the former - is 320 kilometers. Nowadays, Naypyidaw is the third biggest city in Myanmar, to Yangon and Mandalay. It used to be quiet with a small fraction of people, but it has now become the

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One of the main reasons for the dramatic change in the city is the terrain. The capital lies in the western Pyanymana, Mandalay, nearly in the Myanmar center. Moreover, there is a lot of mountainous landscape giving Naypyidaw an advantage in the military.

After having been declared as the capital, the city saw a rise in infrastructures such as roads and buildings. After that, Naypyidaw has a quick transformation from an abandoned place into a lively city. There is development in the highway number 8, helping to connect Naypyidaw and Yangon. Uppatasanti Pagoda was erected and became the feature of the city. A lot of railway station, parks, fountains, zoos as well as shopping centers were also built.

Top places to explore in Naypyidaw


Three Kings Statue


This wonderful collection of huge monuments is the proof of strong Burmese admiration for their past kings. The monuments describe the kings like Anawrahta, Bayinnaung as well as Alaungpaya U Aung Zeya, who were believed to play critical roles in this country’s history.

Ngalaik Lake Gardens


This garden is water-themed and near the Ngalaik Lake. There are always visitors on cruises in Myanmar searching for exotic scenery and relaxing facilities. These gardens are actually full of bustle while the Thingyan festival is happening. During this festival, water fights take place almost every corner in the country.
 
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Uppatasanti Pagoda


As the very identical twin of the Shwedagon Pagoda in the city of Yangon, the monument is 325 feet high, spreading to the skies of Nay Pyi Taw. The admirable grandness of this pagoda is further raised thanks to the tooth of the Buddha, making it become a legendary remnant. Its beauty is compounded by a garden full of holy Bo trees.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Complex

This is an enormous center for parliament. In this complex, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature usually convenes to govern the nation. Although there is a limit to the number of people allowed to the complex, it always features a grand sight with 31 buildings.

Things to do


Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden


This steel archway is very impressive. It heralds the gate to the garden, making it become easily one of the most famous structures in this city. The most outstanding is the gathering of ponds as well as fountains placed in the garden, not mention a good deal of facilities. That is why this is one of the most favored places in the city. 
Zoological Garden

This is undeniably the hugest zoo in Myanmar, covering an area of 612 acres. This zoo is home to many kinds of animals brought from many places in the world.  There are penguins residing in their own special house, and even endangered white tigers.

National Herbal Park


During the cruise tours to this park in Myanmar, you can see a wide range of plants and species.  It is also very important in protecting herbs which are necessary for the medical industry in this country. The local people have been trying a lot to build this park as a perfect place to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
 
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Safari Park


Safari Park contains an outstanding gathering of animals from many regions in Africa, Asia, and Australia. This vast variety has made it become a fascinating attraction for all travelers.  You can join an exploration to this park in 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.

Gem Museum


In the garden, there are gigantic jade boulders, from which you can know that this museum is for business.  There are many big natural pearls from all over the world, and you can find the larges one in Myanmar. 

Things to see



Mohinga


This dish is usually considered as the first choice for breakfast in Myanmar. It is noodle that will fascinate you with its charming flavors and textures. These are many kinds of herbs as well as spices. You can eat this dish with coriander, egg slices, and crispy fritters.

Lahpet


Drinking tea is not a strange practice to many people. However, have you ever heard of EATING teat? Lahpet or dried tea leaves is the proof of Myanmar’s delicacy when tea leaves are used in the preparation of delicious beverages as well as salads for main meals.  You can eat this food as a kind of snack together with condiments such as nuts.
 
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Shwe Yin Aye


This is a delicious mixture of sago, coconut milk, sugar, agar-agar, and ice. This makes it become a perfect end to any meal. Many people enjoy taking this dish when it is very hot day and you can eat with some bread.

Baik Kut Kyee Kaik


This dish contains noodle, with several slices of squid together with some prawn pieces. It is not made for those who are the faint-hearted because it is very spicy and this taste is its feature. Its color is dark hue which comes from the darkness of soy sauce. To be eaten easily, it is usually cut into pieces with scissors.

Ngapi Kyaw


It is easy to find Ngapi in any Burmese kitchen and any meal. However, it is not actually made for direct consumption. You should fry it with some fried garlic, dried prawns, and even onions in order to have the desired dish.  Ngapi kyaw is served with some bread or a hot bowl of rice.

Ohn no Khao swè


From each bite of Ohn no Khao swè, you can feel some chili and curry. This dish also means coconut chicken noodles. This is because of the combination of egg, wheat noodles, coconut milk-based broth and curried chicken. Lime juice or fish sauce will help to enhance the dish’s robustness.
 
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Gyin Thohk (Ginger Salad)


Many Burmese people would recommend this salad because it is very light or refreshing in nature, not mention its easy process of preparation. This is a mixture of ginger, sliced cabbage, scallions, tomatoes, peanuts, hillies, peanut oil, fish sauce and lemon juice. Then, this mixture will be combined with some sesame seeds or chopped garlic.

Where to shop


Junction Centre


This center is situated on Raza Thingaha Main Road and it has been opened since the year of 2009.  This is not only a center of various retail outlets, but it also has a cinema which is quite well-known among the local people. Its area is more than 100,000 square feet.

Myoma Market


You can stop Myanmar day tour at this market for a rich variety of over 500 stalls so that you can feel the sense of a lively Nay Pyi Taw. From a small place in 2006, this market has gradually developed to an ideal place for shopping with many kinds of goods like electronics, groceries, food, and clothes. The clear evidence is crowds of people leaving their offices for this market, probably to have dinner.

Thapye Chaung Market


Thapye Chaung Market in Nay Pyi Taw is very famous as a center for shopping destination which will offer you a lot of unique souvenirs.
 
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Accommodation


Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw lies in the central Nay Pyi Taw, and it takes only 20 minutes to walk to Shwe Se Khone Pagoda, which is around 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from the Pagoda of Yanaungmyin. This hotel’s features are an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, and free valet parking.
All 141 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

Hilton Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. Hilton Nay Pyi Taw also lies in the central Nay Pyi Taw. It is around 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from the Pagoda of Shwe Se Khone and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course.  Its beauty lies in a restaurant, the outdoor swimming pool, and free valet parking.

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All 202 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw MGallery Collection


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw MGallery Collection is around 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Shwe Se Khone Pagoda and 5.4 km (3.3 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course. Its beauty lies in 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self-parking.

All 165 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw is around 7.4 km (4.6 mi) from Shwe Se Khone Pagoda and 7.9 km (4.9 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course. Its beauty lies in include a full-service spa, a golf course, and a restaurant.
 
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All 90 rooms own LCD TVs and satellite channels. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Minibars full of refreshment, bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

Traveling from Yangon to Naypyidaw


Traveling from Yangon to Naypyidaw is very challenging but interesting. You can find it difficult to find out any information on the Internet about routes. However, we will provide you with important information, in the hope of making your trip more comfortable. 

Firstly, you should head from Yangon to the Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Terminal. You can travel by taxi. Then you will travel by air, which covers around 7km and takes a half hour. 

Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal


All buses over the country usually get together at this point. You can travel on buses of JJ and Elite Express. Each company has different bus schedules.
 
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Bus Ride


Buses are very modern with air-conditioning. Your journey is about 5 hours in total. There can be 30-minute stop after it has traveled for 3 hours. You can also find music videos or movies shown. Bottled water is surely available.
On arrival at Naypyidaw

As soon as the bus turns off the main highway, Naypyidaw will be in front of tourists. You can get out at several small stops, taxis or tuk tuks. However, if you have not had specific ways for your Myanmar cruise tours, it is not advisable to do so.

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One of the main reasons for the dramatic change in the city is the terrain. The capital lies in the western Pyanymana, Mandalay, nearly in the Myanmar center. Moreover, there is a lot of mountainous landscape giving Naypyidaw an advantage in the military.

After having been declared as the capital, the city saw a rise in infrastructures such as roads and buildings. After that, Naypyidaw has a quick transformation from an abandoned place into a lively city. There is development in the highway number 8, helping to connect Naypyidaw and Yangon. Uppatasanti Pagoda was erected and became the feature of the city. A lot of railway station, parks, fountains, zoos as well as shopping centers were also built.

Top places to explore in Naypyidaw


Three Kings Statue


This wonderful collection of huge monuments is the proof of strong Burmese admiration for their past kings. The monuments describe the kings like Anawrahta, Bayinnaung as well as Alaungpaya U Aung Zeya, who were believed to play critical roles in this country’s history.

Ngalaik Lake Gardens


This garden is water-themed and near the Ngalaik Lake. There are always visitors on cruises in Myanmar searching for exotic scenery and relaxing facilities. These gardens are actually full of bustle while the Thingyan festival is happening. During this festival, water fights take place almost every corner in the country.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

Uppatasanti Pagoda


As the very identical twin of the Shwedagon Pagoda in the city of Yangon, the monument is 325 feet high, spreading to the skies of Nay Pyi Taw. The admirable grandness of this pagoda is further raised thanks to the tooth of the Buddha, making it become a legendary remnant. Its beauty is compounded by a garden full of holy Bo trees.
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Complex

This is an enormous center for parliament. In this complex, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature usually convenes to govern the nation. Although there is a limit to the number of people allowed to the complex, it always features a grand sight with 31 buildings.

Things to do


Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden


This steel archway is very impressive. It heralds the gate to the garden, making it become easily one of the most famous structures in this city. The most outstanding is the gathering of ponds as well as fountains placed in the garden, not mention a good deal of facilities. That is why this is one of the most favored places in the city. 
Zoological Garden

This is undeniably the hugest zoo in Myanmar, covering an area of 612 acres. This zoo is home to many kinds of animals brought from many places in the world.  There are penguins residing in their own special house, and even endangered white tigers.

National Herbal Park


During the cruise tours to this park in Myanmar, you can see a wide range of plants and species.  It is also very important in protecting herbs which are necessary for the medical industry in this country. The local people have been trying a lot to build this park as a perfect place to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

Safari Park


Safari Park contains an outstanding gathering of animals from many regions in Africa, Asia, and Australia. This vast variety has made it become a fascinating attraction for all travelers.  You can join an exploration to this park in 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.

Gem Museum


In the garden, there are gigantic jade boulders, from which you can know that this museum is for business.  There are many big natural pearls from all over the world, and you can find the larges one in Myanmar. 

Things to see



Mohinga


This dish is usually considered as the first choice for breakfast in Myanmar. It is noodle that will fascinate you with its charming flavors and textures. These are many kinds of herbs as well as spices. You can eat this dish with coriander, egg slices, and crispy fritters.

Lahpet


Drinking tea is not a strange practice to many people. However, have you ever heard of EATING teat? Lahpet or dried tea leaves is the proof of Myanmar’s delicacy when tea leaves are used in the preparation of delicious beverages as well as salads for main meals.  You can eat this food as a kind of snack together with condiments such as nuts.
 
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Shwe Yin Aye


This is a delicious mixture of sago, coconut milk, sugar, agar-agar, and ice. This makes it become a perfect end to any meal. Many people enjoy taking this dish when it is very hot day and you can eat with some bread.

Baik Kut Kyee Kaik


This dish contains noodle, with several slices of squid together with some prawn pieces. It is not made for those who are the faint-hearted because it is very spicy and this taste is its feature. Its color is dark hue which comes from the darkness of soy sauce. To be eaten easily, it is usually cut into pieces with scissors.

Ngapi Kyaw


It is easy to find Ngapi in any Burmese kitchen and any meal. However, it is not actually made for direct consumption. You should fry it with some fried garlic, dried prawns, and even onions in order to have the desired dish.  Ngapi kyaw is served with some bread or a hot bowl of rice.

Ohn no Khao swè


From each bite of Ohn no Khao swè, you can feel some chili and curry. This dish also means coconut chicken noodles. This is because of the combination of egg, wheat noodles, coconut milk-based broth and curried chicken. Lime juice or fish sauce will help to enhance the dish’s robustness.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

Gyin Thohk (Ginger Salad)


Many Burmese people would recommend this salad because it is very light or refreshing in nature, not mention its easy process of preparation. This is a mixture of ginger, sliced cabbage, scallions, tomatoes, peanuts, hillies, peanut oil, fish sauce and lemon juice. Then, this mixture will be combined with some sesame seeds or chopped garlic.

Where to shop


Junction Centre


This center is situated on Raza Thingaha Main Road and it has been opened since the year of 2009.  This is not only a center of various retail outlets, but it also has a cinema which is quite well-known among the local people. Its area is more than 100,000 square feet.

Myoma Market


You can stop Myanmar day tour at this market for a rich variety of over 500 stalls so that you can feel the sense of a lively Nay Pyi Taw. From a small place in 2006, this market has gradually developed to an ideal place for shopping with many kinds of goods like electronics, groceries, food, and clothes. The clear evidence is crowds of people leaving their offices for this market, probably to have dinner.

Thapye Chaung Market


Thapye Chaung Market in Nay Pyi Taw is very famous as a center for shopping destination which will offer you a lot of unique souvenirs.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

Accommodation


Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. Kempinski Hotel Nay Pyi Taw lies in the central Nay Pyi Taw, and it takes only 20 minutes to walk to Shwe Se Khone Pagoda, which is around 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from the Pagoda of Yanaungmyin. This hotel’s features are an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, and free valet parking.
All 141 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

Hilton Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. Hilton Nay Pyi Taw also lies in the central Nay Pyi Taw. It is around 2.6 km (1.6 mi) from the Pagoda of Shwe Se Khone and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course.  Its beauty lies in a restaurant, the outdoor swimming pool, and free valet parking.

Myanmar cruise tours

All 202 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw MGallery Collection


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw MGallery Collection is around 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Shwe Se Khone Pagoda and 5.4 km (3.3 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course. Its beauty lies in 2 restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self-parking.

All 165 rooms own DVD players, flat-screen TVs. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw


You should not forget the chance to enjoy yourself at this luxury place. PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw is around 7.4 km (4.6 mi) from Shwe Se Khone Pagoda and 7.9 km (4.9 mi) from Yan Aung Myin Golf Course. Its beauty lies in include a full-service spa, a golf course, and a restaurant.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

All 90 rooms own LCD TVs and satellite channels. There is also free WiFi, newspaper and coffee/tea makers. Minibars full of refreshment, bathrobes, premium bedding together, pillow menus with slippers will make your stay nicer. You will always find safes, 24-hour room service, and free local calls.

Traveling from Yangon to Naypyidaw


Traveling from Yangon to Naypyidaw is very challenging but interesting. You can find it difficult to find out any information on the Internet about routes. However, we will provide you with important information, in the hope of making your trip more comfortable. 

Firstly, you should head from Yangon to the Aung Mingalar Highway Bus Terminal. You can travel by taxi. Then you will travel by air, which covers around 7km and takes a half hour. 

Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal


All buses over the country usually get together at this point. You can travel on buses of JJ and Elite Express. Each company has different bus schedules.
 
Myanmar cruise tours

Bus Ride


Buses are very modern with air-conditioning. Your journey is about 5 hours in total. There can be 30-minute stop after it has traveled for 3 hours. You can also find music videos or movies shown. Bottled water is surely available.
On arrival at Naypyidaw

As soon as the bus turns off the main highway, Naypyidaw will be in front of tourists. You can get out at several small stops, taxis or tuk tuks. However, if you have not had specific ways for your Myanmar cruise tours, it is not advisable to do so.

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