Naypyidaw: The Myanma Capital’s Dystopic Reality

Known to many of us as Burma, Myanmar is a nation that struggled to throw off a military dictatorship and is still facing separatist and ethnic troubles nationwide. Yet ten years ago, the then dictator–Than Shwe–built the city as a shining example of the regime’s power. A decade later, the city boasts 20-lane highways and opulent hotels and shopping, but few people to enjoy them.

The city, six times the size of New York, is basically a ghost town.

Click to read at: The Guardian


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