Nay Pyi Taw means ‘Abode of Kings’, and has been the capital of Myanmar since 2005. It serves as the country’s new administrative center, with around one million inhabitants. In its early years, Nay Pyi Taw consisted of little more than government buildings, luxury hotels, apartments, a railway station, and an airport, populated mainly by civil servants. There are many places around Nay Pyi Taw worthy of visiting, such as temples, pagodas, gardens, natural forests, dams, museums, shopping centers, and street food markets. It’s dry all year-round, with short and humid summers, and warm and mostly clear winters.
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With fresh air and natural views, Capital Nay Pyi Taw is one of the best tourist destinations. Many heritage temples and pagodas are scattered all around the city. For nature-lovers, history geeks and aspiring photographers, visit the three most famous temples—the Uppatasanti, Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi and Yan Aung Myin Shwe Latt Hla Pagodas—if you don’t want to miss out on the best attractions in Nay Pyi Taw.