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Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan
(2.8/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I found it useful to break up the various visits to the temples, the Museum is simple but interesting
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  • After visiting the pogodas this place just rounds off the whole experience also there was some English translation which is helpful . Great place to escape the midday heat and learn more about the cul...  more »
  • Worth it for the hairstyles. The art is quite good to. Sadly it's an unwelcoming place, no seats to take a break, no cafe, but it is cool and a good place to escape the heat. No cameras, but you can u...  more »
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  • Beautiful exhibits on crafts and history of the area. Well lit exhibits are displayed beautifully best museum I've been to so far in south east Asia could have spend hours there but was dragged way by friends after 2 and half hours. Only wish they provided more information about the area's history and the restoration of many of the temples.
  • Great interior but not artefacts.
  • bagan is a large archaeological site. one of the most beautiful views in Burma. I recommend a visit at dawn, the scenery is incredible. fairytale atmosphere.
  • The museum outward appearance are great but the archeology items inside are less. Moreover, the explanation are not enough, I did not recommend to visit unless you have a lot of time and money.
  • Need to improved in display lighting.