International Conference on

Ecotourism in Protected Areas

Strengthening Livelihoods, Conservation, and Adaptation

18-20 May 2015
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

The City Hall (Nay Pyi Taw)

City Hall is one of the famous Land Marks of Nay Pyi Taw, in which Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee establishes its headquarters which undertakes tasks for development of Nay Pyi Taw. State occasions are held with the addition of the tune of National Anthem played by State Orchestra in Nay Pyi Taw City Hall. That indicates Nay Pyi Taw, administrative City of the Union of Myanmar. No entry fees applied.

Uppatasanti Pagoda

Uppatasanti Pagoda or Peace pagoda is the land mark of the city. In fact, the emergence of the 325 feet high Uppatasanti Pagoda lends a certain dignity to Nay Pyi Taw. It is a replica of Shwethagon Pagoda in Yangon. It is located on the hill top of the city 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 and was consecrated on 9 March 2009. In the pagoda sectors are impressive religious edifices such as Maha Hsutaungpyae Buddha Image in Maha Pasadabhumi Gandhakuti 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; Marlini Mingala Lake with the chamber of Shin Uppagutta in it; Withongaraa Ordination Hall; Cetiyapala Chamber; Sangha Yama hostels; Sasana Maha Beikmandaw Building; museum; Pitakat Building and religious Archive. With the presence of the Head of State, many ceremonies such as ceremonies to confer religious titles on eminent monks and ceremonies to offer alms to members of the Sangha were held on a grand scale at Sasana Maha Beikmandaw Building.

From the top, you will be amazed to see a lovely view of Nay Pyi Taw city, specially the sun set. You need to take your shoes off at the beginning of the stairs and walk around. You will be given wet wipes to clean your feet after the walk inside the pagoda. Entry fee is US$ 5 per person.

The National Land Mark Garden

Spread over 400 acres, The National Land Marks Garden depicts replicas of the famous Pagodas, Stupas, Caves, River Crossing Bridges, Mountains, Lakes, Water Falls, Beaches, and Islands in States and Divisions in Myanmar. It is located on Thaik Chaung Road near Yezin Dam in Zayathiri Township. 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.  Entry fee is about US$ 10 per person for adults and US$ 5 for children including buggy fees.

The Gem Museum

The Gem Museum Located in Zabuthri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. The large area of upstairs museum decorated with large wall glass 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. Entry fee is about US$ 5 per person.

Myoma Market

This is the place in Nay Pyi Taw if you want to feel lively. With 250 shops and 400 stalls, full of local people, worth visiting to get the local ingredients with vendors selling beautiful flowers, fresh fruit, exotic veggies, fish and meat but also cloths and souvenirs. You can also stop by local vendors at shift-food stalls for the local delicacies. It is located close to Nay Pyi Taw railway station and the Road Transport Department and is about 40 minutes by motorcycle from Pyinmana. It closes every Monday on which the night bazaar and hawker’s shops are kept open. 

Water Fountain Garden

This park is a mix of fountains, water features and lush-green garden with a steel structure arch-way. Garden included a main pond with three fountains, small ponds with 13 different fountains, a 30 feet high clock tower, 9 recreation centers, 2 small gardens, 2 stone gardens and ten feet wide buggy road and footpaths. Best visit will be after 6pm. Entry fee is about US$ 50 cent. 

The Zoological Garden

The Zoological Garden (Nay Pyi Taw) is situated in 1062 acres of land (largest in the country) 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. Entry fee is about US$ 3 per person.

National Herbal Park

National Herbal Park has exhibits of plants having medicinal applications from all of the major regions of Myanmar. There are thousands of plants at the park, representing hundreds of different species. No entry fees applied. 

The City Hall (Nay Pyi Taw)

Uppatasanti Pagoda

The National Land Mark Garden