I finally got to travel to Myanmar last December for an umpiring assignment at the 27th Southeast Asian Games. It has long been one of the places I wanted to visit. While I did not get the chance to explore Yangon or go to Bagan, I was able to do some sightseeing with my co-umpires in Naypyidaw (or Naypyitaw), the country’s new capital city.
This is probably one of the trips where I did not get to take a lot of pictures. Partly because I was not sure if picture-taking in certain areas is allowed. Also, for some reason, I just wanted to soak in every moment and capture images in my head.
So here are some of the pictures I did manage to take in the places we visited and a few grabbed from a friend and friend of a friend’s Facebook albums:
1. The wide and traffic-free boulevards of Naypyitaw
2. Gems Museum
3. Passing by the Parliament as the sun sets
4. Uppatasanti Pagoda at dusk