Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
March 16, 2017
Horizon Lake View Resort
The Horizon Lake View Resort in the administrative capital of Nay Pyi Taw will be the venue of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Filipino community meeting in his upcoming official visit to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from March 19-20, 2017.
With 170 spacious rooms, the resort is a venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. It can accommodate up to 3,000 persons in its two grand ballrooms, has six break-out seminar rooms, and with state-of-the-art audio visual to complement the events.
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White Elephants in Nay Pyi Taw
Housed just across the Uppatasanti Pagoda, these rare albino animals are considered national treasures by Myanmar’s kings and political leaders as they are believed to bring good fortune, peace, wealth and political legitimacy. To the faithful Buddhists, the existence of many white elephants is a positive sign from above.
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Consecrated on 9 March 2009, the Uppatasanti Pagoda towers 325 feet high and contains an impressive array of religious edifices such as the four jade Buddha images in the cave and statues depicting the birth, enlightenment, first discourse, and the attainment of nirvana of the Lord Buddha, to name a few.
Ceremonies are also held in the pagoda like the conferment of religious titles on eminent monks, as well as a grand scale ceremony on the offering of alms to members of the Sangha (Buddhist monastic order) which is usually attended by Myanmar’s head of state.
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Nay Pyi Taw City Hall
The Nay Pyi Taw City Hall is one of the prominent landmarks in the administrative capital of the Union of Myanmar where the Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee is headquartered.
State occasions are held in the city hall wherein the country’s national anthem is played by the Nay Pyi Taw City Hall State Orchestra.
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Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC)
The Myanmar International Convention Center (MICC) served as the venue of the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits held in Myanmar last November 2014.
Completed on 15 March 2010, it was built by the People’s Republic of China on 16 acres of land with 312,000 square feet in the Zabuthiri Township. It has a plenary hall that can accommodate 1,900 persons as well as listening rooms, holding rooms, meeting rooms, a VIP summit room, news briefing room, singing room, and a banquet hall which has a capacity of 720 persons.
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