Drug Eliminating Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

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  • I had read about this place & decided to make the difficult journey to get there as I wanted to see it first hand. Luckily I heeded the advice not to pay for the camera fee (about 5 dollars I think) a...  more »
  • Medium Museum summary: People whose fault it is who are not us: China, Colonials, US. Propaganda isn't exactly the right word for this place. The exhibits do tell a story, but leave out a lot of impor...  more »
  • For those familiar with the museausm of Vietnam, this museum fits that genre. Fascinating on a number of levels. Virtually empty on the day we visited (except for the staff, who will follow you from a...  more »
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  • Not the best I’ve seen so far! Very lack information and not that great at all! For all the effort we made to get there, it doesn’t deserve. Only go if you really want to see it or have time! Otherwise skip it!
  • I can only recommend visiting this place if you have a huge fetish for museums. Even if you think, "Oh, well, it'll be a unique experience and I think the fact that it's kind of a mess will add to it's ironic charm..." you will still be wasting your time and money. It is K4000 for a foreigner, and another K5000 if you want to take pictures - with a phone or traditional camera. The exhibits are elementary-school level, and the information provided is very brief. Even the workers know this place is a joke. With all that said, it was a decent place to get out of the sun for 45 minutes.
  • I was the only visitor in a huge building. The museum is super rundown, but I do think the information is very comprehensive and interesting to see history, up to present - from the Myanmar government’s point of view. There’s some hysterical displays, and the fact that this huge building and exhibition look like they were abandoned 20 years ago alone makes it worth the visit.
  • So, imagine a normal museum. Now imagine that museum got hooked on drugs and has spent the last couple decades sleeping in crack dens. Welcome to the Drug Elimination Museum. Staff asleep all over the place, birds raining poo down onto the exhibits, bizarro anti-drug propaganda, and a genuinely unsettling atmosphere. Maybe the worst museum I've ever been to, but 1,000% worth it. Also, don't pay the ridiculous camera fee they charge -- just take stealthy photos and try not to get caught.
  • It's rundown and almost nobody is there, but it's also a fascinating view into the old government's propaganda. The museum is impressively large and the dioramas are surprisingly well done. It's is a weird mix of interesting, funny and sad. Definitely worth a visit to see a huge museum stuck in time.
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