A policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFPA policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFP
A policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFP

The lights are on but no one's home in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw

Ten years after it was unveiled as Myanmar's vast new capital, Naypyidaw has everything required of a major international city - except people. Matt Kennard and Claire Provost report

A policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFPA policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFP
A policeman awaits traffic to direct in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Photos: Corbis; AFP
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