Naypyidaw,, the city, which is currently inhabited by about 100,000 people, has changed its name to the election in the capital, as it was previously known as Pyinmana. From the geographical point of view, the center is located in the central part of the country, 320 km north of Yangon, Mandalay Division within the waters of the lake and the Shan. The area is characterized by a strong presence of green, with lots of trees and houses with thatched roofs. The abundance of vegetation is a welcome change after visiting the arid landscape near Mandalay and Bagan.
The history of Naypyidaw is deeply affected by the events of November 6, 2005. At 11 am that day, 11 military teams accompanied 11 ministers and secretaries of government from Rangoon to Pyinmana old settlement, the place where the new capital would be sort of Myanmar. The frequency of 11 is not random, but dictated by the observation astral astrologer staff Shwe, the dictator who for decades subjecting the entire nation. A shift in government offices was dictated by logistical needs, as Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw) is located in a strategic area for rail traffic, demographic, in an attempt to decentralize the population from Rangoon who had more than 5,000,000 inhabitants , and defense, as the city is situated in the center of the state, away from the coast on which the government is afraid that one day they can land the troops of the United States.
Overall the atmosphere of Naypyidaw is more picturesque and suggestive of that which permeates Taungoo, south, but also the same Yangon, although in comparison to these both of least historical interest. Scenarios, both in the center and out, are varied and very challenging, with the river Ngalai, which runs through the town, bordered by the cultivation of coconut palms and spectacular mountain ranges Shan Yoma Yoma and you that stand respectively to the east and west of the urban area. The surrounding valley is covered with rice fields, many of which also produce two crops a year.
Due to the nature of its very diverse population, Naypyidaw has three mosques and a beautiful Catholic church, St Michael’s Catholic Church, a small building in the morning located a few hundred meters from the river. You’ll probably notice that here the number of signs of propaganda is above average, the latter were affixed to scare the rebels who go to the city in secret. The territory in the hands of rebels begins in fact just 30 kilometers east of the center, and 80 km south-east is the border with the United Kayin (Karen), Kayah and Shan.
The Yezin Forest Research Institute (Yezin for Forestry Research), located 15 kilometers north of the city is an important center for the study of Burmese hardwoods. Like Taungoo, Naypyidaw is in fact a famous center of trade in teak, for which the main customers are Korea, Japan, the China, Taiwan and Singapore.
The climate is monsoonal, characterized by temperature and humidity high enough for all twelve months of the year. Even in the coldest months of winter minimum temperatures fall below 10 degrees, while the maximum in April and May can get to touch 40 degrees. Precipitation, although lower than those that occur on the coastal resorts, are plentiful, but mainly concentrated between the months of May and September, when it falls almost 80% of the quantity of rain that wets every year the capital of Myanmar.
Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw) is well connected by train to Rangoon, which takes about 10 hours to cover the distance between the capital of the most populated center of the country. In recent years, the national airline of Mandalay established a daily flight between the two centers, although not always schedules are met. From a point near the central market there are frequent pick-up Taungoo and Meiktila.