Here we have the capital city of Burma, which is six times the size of New York City, yet practically no one has heard of it before. It was only ten years ago when the Burmese government decided to make Naypyidaw the capital city, instead of Yangon where it was.
An odd choice, as very few had even heard about the new capital city.
Burma is known for having a strong military regime and a weak democracy, despite the people’s desperate desire for political change. The new capital city is off limits for westerners, despite the billions of dollars spent to create it.
They spent an enormous amount of money on the idea to house millions of people. Yet there are hardly any residents, very few government workers present, and the city appears pretty much vacant.
Media outlets have been calling this place everything from a suburbia post apocalypse to a David Lynch-like town!
Turns out the city was built in the middle of the jungle in a region that was unsettled. The whole city has WiFi, there are restaurants and hotels, but the one thing missing, is actual people.
As you can see, the streets are indeed designed for a bustling populace. Yet they remain desolate. There are even quite beautiful structures constructed. Yet, no tourists and no people present to admire them.