Inside Burma's ghost town capital city, which is 4 times the size of ...23 Jun 2017 ... The capital city of myanmar, Naypyidaw, is 7054 square kilometres in size, roughly four and a half times the size of London (1569 square kilometres). But the city is a ghost town. Its population is only 924608, compared to London's 2016 estimate of 8.63 million. The capital of myanmar was moved from Yangon to Naypyitaw (which means Seat of the King) by the then-military regime in November 2005.
The lights are on but no one's home in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw5 Apr 2015 ... Ten years after it was unveiled as myanmar's vast new capital, Naypyidaw has everything required of a major international city - except people. Matt Kennard and Claire Provost report.
Myanmar's empty capital city is 4 times the size of London ...22 Jun 2017 ... It has reliable electricity, golf courses, hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants and cafes, but no people.
Inside Naypyidaw: The Truth About Myanmar's 'Ghost City' Capital2 Jul 2017 ... Naypyidaw the capital of myanmar has been described as a 'ghost city' four times the size of London. This is what it's like ... Journalists write home to describe a vast, empty capital four times the size of London riddled with 20-lane highways and manned only by a skeleton crew of bureaucrats and cleaners. One reporter .... In November 2005 the nation's administrative core was transported almost without a word of explanation to the new site. It became the ...
Burma's bizarre capital: a super-sized slice of post-apocalypse ...19 Mar 2015 ... Built from scratch in the middle of rice paddies and sugar-cane fields, Naypyidaw (often translated as Seat of the King) was unveiled as Burma's new capital in November 2005, by the then military regime. It is rumoured ... Unlike the original, this one is hollow. Photograph: ... The regime, and Than Shwe, pitched the move to Naypyidaw as akin to building a new Canberra or Brasilia, an administrative capital away from the traffic jams and over-population of Rangoon.