Freelance Travel Writer
Charlotte Rose is a freelance travel writer and former editor at The Myanmar Times newspaper. She has written about Myanmar for The Guardian, Travel and Leisure and Fah Thai, among others. A passionate foodie and former Asia's 50 Best Restaurants judge, she can usually be found slurping noodles somewhere in Yangon or London.
Attractions in Naypyidaw may be few and far between, but the sheer absurdity of the place makes for a fascinating, if unconventional visit.
Since few visitors make the trip to Monywa, you might have the sleepy riverside town, religious monuments and glittering pagodas all to yourself. Here’s why you should pop it on the itinerary.