Nay Pyi Daw Tourist Attractions

The capital of Myanmar is not only the political hub but also a fascinating city with characterful attractions. From golden pagoda to zoo safari, Nay Pyi Daw has something for each visitor

The capital of Myanmar is not only the political hub but also a fascinating city with characterful attractions. From golden pagoda to zoo safari, Nay Pyi Daw has something for each visitor. Here is the top Nay Pyi Daw tourist attractions you should visit :

Uppatasanti Pagoda

The 325 ft high golden stupa of this pagoda forms one of the key highlights of Nay Pyi Daw, which is visible from almost every corner of the city. This impressive structure not only forms prominent landmark of the city but also is a popular tourist destination. Built in 2009, the pagoda houses a Buddha tooth relic from China. The pagoda premise consists of 108 ft high flagstaff, garden of 108 Bo trees and 28 Buddha images, Marlini Mangala Lake, museum and hostels. This magnificent structure is also a great visual treat.

Maha Thetkya Yanthi Buddha

This Buddhist temple in Ottarathiri Township is another destination to view amazing images of Buddha through some great architectural works. The 32 ft marble image of the standing Buddha weighing 700 tonnes is captivating and draws a lot of visitors. The marble used for construction was sourced from a quarry 604 km north of Mandalay.

Thatta Thattaha Maha Bawdi Pagoda

Considered as a replica of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya, India; this magnificent pagoda stands 162 ft tall and attracts lot of visitors from worldwide. Located on Udayaraį¹ƒsi hillock in Pobbathiri Township, this pagoda complex houses replicas of key locations in Gautama Buddha's life, so that worshippers can find it all here. Tis pagoda’s beautiful architecture along with the serene surrounding is simply enthralling.

National Museum

History enthusiast will find this place fascinating. Covering almost 35 acres of land, near Kumudra circle in Ottarathiri Township of Naypyidaw, this museum has five wings, mini theatre, VIP rooms, exhibition room and public area. Apart from various religious structures, literature, architecture, cultural artefacts and religious objects on display; one can witness traditional paintings, Jataka epic paintings and masterpiece of doyen artists. Visitors here can get a glimpse of Myanmar’s rich heritage and culture.
Did you know if you visit Yangon you can see another National Museum ? 

Nay Pyi Daw Zoological Gardens

Nature lovers would be ecstatic to visit this 612 acres of zoo along the Yangon-Mandalay highway. With around 634 animals of 89 species, this is a great place to spot various mammals, reptiles and birds. Known to the largest zoo in South East Asia, some rare and endangered wildlife are being shown at the booths including a climate controlled icy land inhabitant penguins and white tigers. This zoological garden is a great place for the tourists to hang around and explore various wildlife creatures.

National Herbal Park

This park may be of immense interest to botanists, horticulturist and plant lovers. This 200 acre property along Taungnyo Road, consisting of over 20,000 herbal and medicinal plants, is an attempt of the government to protect and preserve the herbs from depletion and extinction, thus keeping alive the country's traditional system of medicines. Entry is free here and one can witness almost 700 species from various corners of Myanmar.

Naypyidaw Safari Park

Wildlife lovers can enjoy their day out here, amidst lush green surroundings and some exotic wild animals around on a buggy. The park consists of a 35 acres of Asian safari, 3 acres of Australian safari and 60 acres of African safari, featuring over 100 rare animals. This safari park provides a great way to holiday in Nay Pyi Daw.

Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden

Tourists can relax in this 165 acre garden situated near the Naypyidaw City Hall with a steel structure arch way. One of the prominent landmarks of the city, this garden features a large pond with three fountains and 11 small ponds with 13 different fountains. There are several recreational centres and small gardens around for visitors to explore.

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