Naypyidaw is the new national capital of Myanmar, located in Kyatpyae Village of Pyinmana Township of Mandalay Division. Naypyidaw means "Royal City". The administrative capital of Myanmar was officially moved to a greenfield site 3 kilometres west of Pyinmana on 6 November 2005. Naypyidaw is approximately 320 km north of Yangon. The capital's official name was announced on Armed Forces Day in March 2006.
How to get there
To serve the new capital, the existing airfield at Ela was upgraded to handle the larger planes. It lies 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Kyatpyae. All the local airlines in Myanmar have included Naypyidaw as a destination and provide services between it and other cities and towns across Myanmar.
There are 2 express trains daily at 08:00 and 12:00.
Private express coaches also run everyday along Yangon- Naypyidaw highway, which is over 320 km long. If you travel overland you can also break the journey at Taungoo (280 km).
A PRIVATE taxi association has begun operating at Naypyidaw airport to serve passengers travelling to the administrative capital. For passengers sharing taxis, the association charges K2500 a person for a one-way journey between the airport and Naypyidaw, via Pyinmana, a distance of about 19 kilometres (nine miles). Passengers also have the option of hiring a taxi, for which the one-way fare is K10,000. You may also rent a car from your hotel, but the rates are quite high.
TRANSPORTATION RENTAL CHARGES
|Description||Toyota Coaster||Land Cruiser||Toyota Hiace||Nissan Blue bird||Toyota Town Ace Wagon|
|One way transfer (from airport to hotel / from hotel to airport)||$ 100||$ 35||$ 80||$ 15||$ 20|
|Hourly rental (within Naypyidaw City)||$ 150||$ 35||$ 100||$ 15||$ 20|
|Half day rental - 4 hours (within Naypyidaw City)||$ 500||$ 100||$ 350||$ 50||$ 80|
|Full day rental - 8 hours (within Naypyidaw City)||$ 800||$ 180||$ 500||$ 100||$ 150|
|Full day rental – 10 hours (within Naypyidaw City)||$ 1000||$ 200||$ 600||$ 150||$ 180|
|Drop off or one way trip to Downtown-half hour rental (within Naypyidaw City)||$ 100||$ 20||$ 80||$ 8||$ 10|
Where to stay
Is located at the start of the Hotel Zone. This new hotel is a true Oasis, centering round a pear-shape lake. A palm dotted drive way spirals up to the Lobby and the main Restaurant, overlooking the lake, the sky pool, the banquet room and the main complex. The hotel has 27 deluxe bungalows, 2 suite rooms and 1 presidential suite.
Royal Kumudra Hotel
A 3-4* hotel situated in the hotel zone no.(9) of Nay Pyi Taw. Sitting majestically on 30 acres of beautifully landsacped garden, Royal Kumudra Hotel, Naypyitaw is just a 30 minutes drive away from the Naypyidaw (Ealar) Airport and Pyinmanar Town and within close range of the government offices. The hotel has 22 superior villas, 4 suite villas and 2 executive villas.
The Thingaha Hotel
The Thingaha opened in March 2006 with 30 well-appointed guestrooms and suites. Situated in the hotel zone of Myanmar’s new capital, Naypyidaw, this new property is tastefully decorated. Room facilities include LCD cable TV, electronic safe, and tea and coffee making facilities. This property also has special dining and recreation facilities, a luxury spa, and wireless Internet for meetings, conferences and seminars.
Myat Thaw Win Hotel
Conveniently located in the middle of commercial district Hotel Zone in the Capital Naypyidaw, Opposite Embassies Compound. Property stands on 37 acres of prime land.
The hotel has:
Chalet Duplex Type Deluxe : 10 Units
Rooms with Double Beds (8) : 4 Units
Rooms with Twin Beds 2x (12) : 6 Units
Where to eat
Near the Myoma Market are some local restaurants, offering Myanmar and Chinese food, very busy after office hours and there is the YKKO restaurant at Thapye Chaung Market, the best restaurant in Naypyidaw.
What to do
To be honest, there is not much to do at Naypyidaw. The night market at Myoma Market is very lively and after March 2008 you can also visit the new 81-hectare Naypyidaw Zoo Garden.