The National Landmark Garden which is next to the Kandawgyi National Botanical Gardens (about 30 minutes from downtown Nay Pyi Taw) is another charming site for tourists. It consists of scale models of well known landmarks from each State in Myanmar, including its most famous pagodas; stretching over 50 acres of parkland. There is a mini theme park and a huge garden. Set up in 2006, in order that ancient cultural edifices, pagodas and stupas, palaces, caves, hills and mountains can be observed in the garden.
The National Landmark Garden, under the instruction of the State’s Chef has been implemented with mock-up buildings to indicate significant landmark of each State and Division in Myanmar. It has the benefit for the public to recreate and relax all over the country as well as to have general knowledge on typical lifestyle of national races in Myanmar at one glance in one visit to one place. Not only to have mission on existent sovereignty of the Union of Myanmar but also to have vision on cultural heritages, customs, living styles, natural scenic beauty with remarkably updated developments throughout the country, the construction of the National Landmark Garden began on 10th November, 2008 in Nay Pyi Taw.
In these days, it is the largest recreation park and the best place to visit and learn about races’ cultural heritages, customs, and life styles of Myanmar.