In the middle of Myanmar (formerly Burma) lies its new and empty capital city – Nay Pyi Taw (Naypwidaw). The scale and grandeur of the city is particularly surprising, given that Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in the world. The city is full of massive, unused highways (up to 20 lanes each) and an abundance of other underused infrastructure. Meanwhile, down the road, Myanmar’s original capital Yangon suffers from constant traffic and severely inadequate public facilities. Further north, in Rakhine state, a military-sponsored genocide rages on against Myanmar’s Muslim minority.

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