Never heard of it.
In Burma (Myanmar) is a city which in the West almost nobody has heard of. It’s weird not only because it is six times more in new York, but also because it is the capital of the country!
Ten years ago the government moved the capital from Yangon to Naypyidaw, a new city, about which nothing is known. If you are not aware of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a country in Southeast Asia ruled by a military junta, reports Rus.Media.
For the construction of the new capital were spent billions, but they don’t allow tourists.
See photo of this mysterious city!
1. The city is designed for millions of people, but almost empty.
2. Basically, there are only live members of the government.
3. The reporter from Guardian called it “Matrosovo picture of post-apocalyptic suburban America”.
4. The city is built in the middle of the jungle in the uninhabited part of the country.
5. Despite the lack of tourists and visitors in restaurants, there is Wi-Fi.
6. According to rumors, engineers from North Korea built under the city’s system of underground tunnels.
7. This pagoda is a replica of the famous Shwedagon pagoda in Rangoon, but, unlike the original, inside it is empty.
8. Workers building a road in Nay Pyi Taw.
9. One of the many Golf courses.
10. The main form of transport in Nay Pyi Taw — motorcycles, although in Yangon it’s banned.
11. The sports complex includes an outdoor stadium for 30 000 seats indoor arena and training fields.
12. In the center is the so-called “hotel Zone”that is reminiscent of a deserted Las Vegas.
13. The hotel business mainly close to the junta people.
14. The government argues that in Nay Pyi Taw is home to 900,000 people, but this figure is obviously overestimated.
15. Among the attractions Nay Pyi Taw Park with fountains, the largest in Myanmar zoo and the national herbarium.
16. Mobile phones are only available for the wealthiest (a SIM card costs $150), but the connection is still very unreliable.
17. This cafe is made out of a decommissioned passenger jet. A bit of visitors…
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