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This Highly Modernized and Beautiful City Six Times Larger Than New York City, Is Nearly Abandoned

By Andrew Alpin, 8 May 2017

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2 Two different worlds of the rich and poor living side by side

Poverty is rampant in Burma and thus Naypyidaw was a paradox of sorts where media labeled it as the ideal representation of two contrasting worlds living side by side. Naypyidaw was a bizarre modernized city in the midst of a poverty-stricken country. Take a look at the lavish parliament buildings. Wonder where the money came from.

lavish parliament buildings

Image Source: www.travelnaypyitaw.org

3 Houses only meant for government employees

One of the residents revealed that the buildings and domestic houses in Naypyidaw were exclusively for government representatives and staff. The local sparse population lived there only to earn money. At night the can be seen living in shacks that line the river side a common occurrence in Burma. Take a look at this young girl who only 14 is a construction laborer.

construction laborer

Image Source: www.diply.com

4 The museum receives more footfall than the airport

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The airport which opened in 2011 has no population except for a few workers living on the site. It has never even been used. Although the city’s recorded population is set at 1 million, many insiders reveal that this is a gross exaggeration. Surprisingly though, Naypyidaw is six times larger than New York City, yet it is a barren ghost city. The image below shows the other side of Naypyidaw and what the government wouldn’t like you to see.

Gems Museum Naypyitaw

Image Source: www.wikimedia.org

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