The national capital with the shortest history is Naypyidaw, Myanmar. In 2005 the Burmese military leader Than Shwe ordered the capital moved from the 11th-century city of Yangon (Rangoon) to an uninhabited area of scrubland 200 miles to the north. By the end of the decade, Naypyidaw (whose name means “abode of kings”) had grown to be Myanmar’s third-largest city. Travel to Myanmar with Far Horizons in 2015!

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