Naypyidaw – The empty capital of Myanmar

Naypyidaw Parliament Building

On November 5th 2005, Naypyidaw, a city erected on a greenfield site in the centre of the country became the capital of Myanmar for no apparent reason. Some speculations include that the former capital Yangon (Rangun) could easily be invaded by water. A lot of Burmese believe that an astrologer had informed the military about an upcoming foreign attack. Construction started in 2002 and finished in 2012. With an...

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