Tha capital of Myanmar (Burma) where they have twenty lanes wide roads and enormous buildings to house the government and the military. Myanmar’s new capital was built from scratch just seven years ago. It was built in the middle of the country, far away from any major cities. It is believed to be to protect the capital from riots from the burmese people. It is not allowed for normal people to live there, just military and the government staff. Myanmar is now opening up after over 50 years of a brutal military regime. Still, Naypyitaw is a grim example of the gouvernment’s use of taxpayers money in a country where the population is extremely poor.
This series was shot during a four-week long visit in February. Se also this story from Myanmar.