This capital city is 6 times bigger than New York, but most people haven't even heard about it!

This capital city is 6 times bigger than New York, but most people haven't even heard about it!

The story of this city is so unusual that Naypyidaw deserves to be written about. It is often referred to as a modern ghost town and there are certain reasons for it.


Many are sure that the capital of Myanmar or Burma is Yangon. However, this information is outdated. In 2005, the capital of the country was moved to a new-built city. The government of the country didn’t substantiate this decision, so the true reasons are still unclear.

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Have you ever heard about this capital city? What do you think about it? Please share your opinion in the comments!

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196 Comments
Butch Tureson
It looks like the place to move to. I love it.
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Jun 29, 2016 8:15PM
Gilda Page
Have never heard of this town!!!!
5
Jun 29, 2016 8:18PM
Wendymarani
never heard of it. are there any grocery stores? would not mind living there for awhile
9
Jun 29, 2016 8:27PM
Barbara Ciolfi
Looks like I couldn't afford to live there.
5
Jun 29, 2016 8:29PM
Janet Rose
Very interesting article.
3
Jun 29, 2016 8:41PM
danny powell
Looks very modern and very isolated. Not sure about living there, but I would like to visit and see it and then decide.
5
Jun 29, 2016 8:41PM
Paul Kupras
Spent two weeks in the area in Sept. 2015. There are grocery stores, and mall,, it's quiet, the people are great, friendly, quiet, no traffic. Hotels are modern, the whole area is very clean.
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Jun 29, 2016 8:47PM
James C McNamara
Visited Yangoon two years ago and saw the Shwedagon Pagoda, which was unbelievable, especially at night. The gold and precious gems on the top actually shimmered. None of the guides even mentioned Naypyidaw. Sorry we missed it.
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Jun 29, 2016 8:51PM
Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling
plenty of room
0
Jun 29, 2016 8:56PM
Danny More
Danny More
When can I move in?
2
Jun 29, 2016 8:57PM
Bob Goodiel
Wow, BURMA government went all out for nothing, huh? Typical dictatorship, I suppose. Normal everyday people in slums, "government " lives in more or less...palaces? Wonder if they sell SMALL palaces to foreigners...cheap? Seriously, WOW! Crazy!
1
Jun 29, 2016 9:01PM
Ann Cox
A damn shame, when so many people in the world are hungry and homeless
3
Jun 29, 2016 9:07PM
Mirza Zafar
A terrible waste of resources
1
Jun 29, 2016 9:24PM
Ian MacBrown
It looks lonely and eerie in a neo-modern way. Kind of surreal. It could use a Wawa to wake things up.
2
Jun 29, 2016 9:31PM
Dave Mac
We could fill up this city with Syrian immigrants
5
Jun 29, 2016 9:38PM

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