Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan

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Displaying archaeological artifacts and stone inscriptions that have been collected around region, Bagan Archaeological Museum illuminates the historical culture of this ancient city. From its humble beginnings in 1904 as a small structure no bigger than 167.2 sq m (1,800 sq ft), by 1998 the museum had grown into an enormous, impressive structure packed with some of the country's most important historical assets. Across the facility's 10 exhibition rooms, you'll learn about the Bagan Palace city, Bagan period literature, Bagan-period architecture, Bagan-period social life, and much more. Make sure you head to the upper reaches of the museum and get your camera ready to take in one of the finest panoramas of the Bagan pagodas. Using our online itinerary creator, Bagan attractions like Bagan Archaeological Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When you are arrive in Bagan , after visited around Bagan at first day . And next day for conclude you need to go this museum . There have displayed most interesting histories . This is also a top att...  more »
  • Great place to escape the mid day heat. No cameras are allowed in but cell phones (with cameras) are OK.  more »
  • We visited this museum during a day touring the temples of Bagan. Was used to break up the day but it was also very interesting. The building is beautiful, I would say well done. The exhibition ranges from plastic to show how had to be the locations years ago to real finds. All very instructive though tiring to read (only English and Burmese) because of the characters often are too small or poorly lit. Also of interest is an outdoor Pavilion designed for children. Here they can play with sand and other amid environmental site reproductions ... cute indeed! The place definitely worth visiting to admire the reproductions of the few frescoes were intact over time.
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  • This is a very worth to go place. You could spend one whole day immerse in the great history and art of Bagan. Every single piece of display has a lot to learn about the traditions, culture and amaze by the detail artworks.
  • Good for visit if you would like to understand more about Bagan. Nice place to spent an hour for indoor activity when at super sunny period.
  • A must-see to understand how Bagan came to be. Lots of 3D models of the original state of palaces and short information about WHY they were built/commissioned by kings, etc. Useful information also on the way the local population uses natural resources, eg. The palm tree. Would definitely go again! Very informative!
  • There is indeed something to be Seen, if you are interested in the history of Myanmar. Well to be honest it is well spacious compared to the exhibits, but still worth a visit
  • Museum is fine and a good excuse to be inside during a full day of temples. Nothing here you must see, but collection is enough to warrant an hour or so indoors when it's hottest outside. Nice courtyard out front as well.

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