Explore the less-travelled side of Myanmar from your hotel in Nay Pyi Taw with the help of our friendly PARKROYAL people and their insider tips.
Otherwise known as the Peace Pagoda, Uppatasanti Pagoda is Nay Pyi Taw's most recognizable structure and an important site of religious worship in the nation's new capital
Modelled after the well-known Shwedagon Pagoda found in Myanmar's former capital, Yangon, Uppatasanti Pagoda falls just 30 centimetres short of its predecessor and stands at an astonishing 99 metres tall.
Visitors wanting to explore the sacred corridors of the Uppatasanti Pagoda can easily access the holy site from a hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, like PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw, conveniently located just 20 minutes away when traveling by car.
With upwards of 600 shopfronts and stallholders selling everything from fresh flowers and produce to hand-woven textiles and electronics, this bustling marketplace is the commercial core of Nay Pyi Taw
Opened in 2006, along with many of Nay Pyi Taw's main attractions, Myoma Market is the utmost destination for visitors to the city looking for a local experience. With upwards of 600 shopfronts and stallholders selling everything from fresh flowers and produce to hand-woven textiles and electronics, it's no surprise that this bustling marketplace is the commercial core of Nay Pyi Taw. Choose to meander through the market's many stalls in the morning or pay a visit to the vendors at night, when steaming bowls of Mohinga are slurped street-side by locals and tourists alike.
With the main markets open daily from 6:00am to 6:00pm daily and the bustling night bazaar continuing until 9:00pm each evening, there's plenty of time to explore Myoma Market while visiting Nay Pyi Taw
Located just a 15 minute drive from the Nay Pyi Taw hotel district, the Myoma Market is within easy reach of PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw and its lush garden surrounds. Spend the day meeting locals at the market before taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or enjoying a soothing massage at the fully-serviced spa.
Relax and unwind within the 165 majestic acres of the Water Fountain Garden Garden and follow the footpath to discover an impressive array of water features
Step through the iconic steel archway of the Naypyidaw Water Fountain Garden and follow the footpath to discover an impressive array of water features – from dazzling fountains and waterfalls to sparkling ponds and pools. Set within a vast parkland of more than 150 acres, the Water Fountain Garden's stunning water displays and lush rainforest surrounds are conveniently located near some of Nay Pyi Taw's other notable attractions, like the National Herbal Park and the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall.
Beautiful at morning, noon and night, the Water Fountain Garden can be explored each day from 9:00am to 9:00pm
Easily accessible by car, the Water Fountain Garden is only 15 minutes away when you stay at PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw, a premier hotel in Nay Pyi Taw complete with 90 spacious suites, a fully-serviced spa and a relaxing swimming pool with views out onto the horizon.
Featuring some of Asia, Africa and Australia's most amazing animals, the Naypyidaw Zoological Garden is home to a Sambur, one of the several rare and exotic species of deer
Naypyidaw Zoological Garden
Set amidst more than 600 acres just north of Nay Pyi Taw's city centre, the Naypyidaw Zoological Garden is home to an extraordinary array of animals from around the region and beyond. Spend the afternoon peering into the climate-controlled pool house of the resident penguins or try to spot a Sambur, one of the several rare and exotic species of deer found at the Garden.
Naypyidaw Safari Park
A thrilling attraction located adjacent to the Naypyidaw Zoological Garden, the Naypyidaw Safari Park is home to an impressive collection of Asian, Australian and African animals and the only place in Myanmar where visitors can watch rhinos roam and giraffes graze, all from the comfort of a covered buggy.
Plan to visit between Tuesday and Sunday, when the Zoological Garden is open from 8:30am to 8:00pm, and the Safari Park is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Less than an hour's drive from Nay Pyi Taw's hotel sector, the Zoological Garden and Safari Park are a must-see attraction when visiting Myanmar's unique new capital. Choose to stay at PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw and enjoy spacious, well-appointed suites amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the city.
Whether you prefer a humble bowl of fish soup or coconut cream-flavoured sherbet, our list of local delights will definitely satisfy your palates.
If you are wondering what are the must-eats in Nay Pyi Taw, here are the recommendations by our PARKROYAL people! Whether you prefer a humble bowl of fish soup or coconut cream-flavoured sherbet, our list of local delights will definitely satisfy your palates. Experience Nay Pyi Taw's most authentic and delectable delicacies when you stay with us at PARKROYAL Nay Pyi Taw.
Deemed the unofficial national dish of Myanmar, this humble bowl of fish soup with rice noodles is a winner in the hearts of locals and tourists alike. For the best bowl in town, head to the night bazaar at the Myoma Market and grab a sample street-side.
A Rakhine take on the iconic noodle soup, Mohinga, this exotic dish uses gravy with a thicker consistency, complementing the silky noodles and fresh seafood ingredients.
Savour the distinctive flavour of Myanmar with this traditional salad of pickled tea leaves. A testament to its important place in Myanmar cuisine, this local delight is celebrated in the popular Burmese expression: “Of all the fruit, the mango’s the best; of all the meat, the pork’s the best; and of all the leaves, laphet’s the best.”
Shwe Yin Aye
Literally translated to mean “make the golden heart cool”, this Asian take on coconut cream-flavoured sherbet is made with bread, various types of 'agar-agar' and coconut milk. Perfect for a warm afternoon, Shwe Yin Aye is a refreshing treat with a fascinating blend of textures.