Nay Pyi Taw is the administrative capital of the Union of Myanmar. Centrally located between two commercial cities Yangon and Mandalay; it is 391 km from Yangon( about 6 Hour-drive) and 302 km from Mandalay(about 4 Hour-drive) and being easily accessible from all parts of the Union. Nay Pyi Taw Airport is about 30 minutes from Nay Pyi Taw. Some domestic carriers operate daily flights from Nay Pyi Taw to the commercial capital, Yangon, and the cultural capital Mandalay. There are flights via Nay Pyi Taw to tourist destinations such as Bagan, Heho, Sittwe, Myitkyina, Kyaing Tong and others. Today, Nay Pyi Taw is having a dozen of interesting places to attract both locals and the tourists around the world.
Parliament Building-The huge and impressive parliament building with an 11-lane highway leading up to it .This massive Parliament building is surrounded by high gates; where the union Parliament sessions are held.The City Hall-City Hall is one of the prominent Land Marks of Nay Pyi Taw, in which Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee establishes its headquarters. State occasions are held with the accompaniment of the tune of National Anthem played by State Orchestra in Nay Pyi Taw City Hall.Myanmar International Convention Centre( MICC )-It is located on 16 acres of land with 312,000 square feet in Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. It was built by the People's Republic of China and completed on 15 March 2010. The MICC has plenary hall that can accommodate 1900 persons. The MICC building is formed with listening rooms, holding rooms, meeting rooms, VIP summit room, news briefing room, singing room and the 720 person’s capacity Banquet Hall.The Gem Museum-the large area of upstairs museum decorated with large wall glasses and beautiful and wonderful decorations in modern designs. In Gems Museum, precious jewels such as ruby and sapphire, quality jade lots and the largest pearl in Myanmar are put on display. Normally, it opens from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm except Monday and Government holidays.Jade Garden-which is next to the hall where Gem Emporiums are held. It is beautiful landscaped, with large jade boulders set amid its lawns.Water Fountain Garden-a Garden with a steel structure arch-way. Also included in the garden are a main pond with three fountains inside and (11) small ponds with (13) different fountains inside, a 30 feet (9.1 m) high clock tower, (9) recreation centers, (2) small gardens, (2) stone gardens and ten feet wide buggy road and foot paths.The Zoological Garden-It is situated in 1062 acres of land in Nay Pyi Taw Yezin and it was opened on 26 March 2008. A total of 39 species of mammals, 30 species of birds and 12 species of reptiles are put on display at 27 booths. Among them,the rare and endangered wildlife are being shown at the booths including icy land inhabitant penguins and white tigers. Therefore, the visitors have an opportunity to observe the rare wildlife at the gardens which they could watch only in the movies.Safari Park-the first in its kind in Myanmar to offer visitors the opportunity of seeing wild animals in a natural environment. The 117 hectare (291 acre) park opened in early 2011 and is next to the Zoological Gardens. The park, with three zones for Asian, Australian, and African safaris, has nearly 300 animals from throughout the world, including lions, tigers, deer, camels, giraffes, kangaroos and the rare white rhinoceros. Buses seating 29 passengers and Jeeps capable of carrying up 29 people are available for touring the park. The Nay Pyi Taw Safari Park is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm.Uppatasanti Pagoda-The 325 feet high Uppatasanti Pagoda lends a certain dignity to Nay Pyi Taw. The pagoda was consecrated on 9 March 2009. In the pagoda precinct are impressive religious edifices such as MahaHsutaungpyae Buddha Image in MahaPasadabhumiGandhakuti Chamber; four jade Buddha images in the cave of the pagoda; statues depicting the birth, enlightenment, the first discourse and attaining Nirvana of the Lord Buddha; the 108 feet high flagstaff; Bo Tree Garden with Maha Bo Tree and the images of the 28 Buddhas; the garden of 108 Sacred Bo Trees; MarliniMingala Lake with the chamber of Shin Uppagutta in it; Withongaraa Ordination Hall; Cetiyapala Chamber; Sangha Yama hostels; SasanaMahaBeikmandaw Building; museum; Pitakat Building and religious Archive. Ceremonies to confer religious titles on eminent monks and ceremonies to offer alms to members of the Sangha were held on a grand scale with the presence of the Head of State at SasanaMahaBeikmandaw Building.The National Land Marks Garden-It is located on ThaikChaung Road near Yezin Dam in Zayathiri Township. It has over (400) acres. The Land Mark structures of the national races and their customs. The booths at the Garden reflect the cultural heritage of the national people and foster the Union Sprit. Moreover,the garden proves the long time existence of the Union. The National Land Marks Garden depicting the replicas of the famous Pagodas, Stupas, Caves , River Crossing Bridges, Mountains ,Lakes, Water Falls, Beaches and Islands in States and Divisions in Myanmar.NgalaikKantha Resort-where visitors can relax in a soothing natural environment – is on the Ngalaik dam near Kyweshin village, about 11 kilometres (7 miles) from the national capital, Nay Pyi Taw. The resort offers scenic views across the dam to the Bago mountain range. Activities at the 8538 hectare (21,100 acre) resort include horse, buggy and beat rides, as well as hiking and cycling. The resort also includes a golf course and a beach and water slide. Bungalows are available for visitors who wish to have an extended stay. There are a range of Hotels & Resorts ranging from 3 Stars to 5 Stars international standard.