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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  • This is a very good museum with great signage in English. We visited prior to going to the temples and think it helped in our understanding.  more »
  • This complex is a UNESCO-supported project and features teams of archaeologists and related craftspeople very painstakingly and carefully excavating old buildings and foundations. It is protected by a...  more »
  • It is a museum located in Bagan. Quite large, many exhibits and seeing there. Even to the untrained eye, a historically important inscriptions and tablets of stone, was spectacular. Only English commentaries not so much enjoyed the atmosphere. Baggage is at the entrance of the building, will be in secure lockers (free). Should be prohibited, but was earnest Memorial photos on your Smartphone. Working air conditioner, heat shields are ideal.
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  • Must go there. There are many real Buddha statues kept in the museum to prevent from stealing them at their original pagoda sites.
  • Great collection of artifacts and historical inscriptions. There is also a room dedicated to the paintings about the temples and stupas in Bagan. So if you did not have enough time to visit all the 2000 over temples, you can see them here, with brief description of each.
  • 5000 kyat per entry. Totally worth it with plenty to see. It's famous with the locals too. The washroom though is located at the very back. Oh, and they got this small museum for kids too
  • 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.
  • Very desapointing. Not much archeology.. Bad paintings and models of the temples and pagoda that you can see in real everywhere in Bagan. collection of engraved stones and Buddha statues without context or learning path. Not worth the 5k kiats, and not even the time, if it was free.
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