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Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan
(2.8/5 based on 90+ 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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  • Certainly the proportions of this buildings are boundless, certain works presented in a manner a little "Stalinist"(genre: le peuple àle travail, les beaux paysans dans les champs...). But there are some very beautiful things to enjoy in this Museum (yet should he make the effort to open up to other cultures!). In particular a collection of Buddhas of the era of the Kingdom of Bagan and some very beautiful bronzes.
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  • Good place to get out of sun for awhile. There is a 5000k entry fee and you are not allowed camera's inside but are allocated a locked box to put your things in. I enjoyed a good hour or so just findi...  more »
  • Archeolog. Museum crushed the pompous building almost the all artifacts, yet there is the certainty of having experienced much important about the history of Bagan on the way out. The models of the Royal Palace, which... give information about the dimensions of buildings of particularly founder Anawrahta major temples, the cityscape of the Gründerzeit. Every important temple was painted and it can be used alone consider. The then modern hairstyle, clothes, weapons and jewelry displays. Worth a visit
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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.