National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

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Showcasing a wide array of artifacts in a modern, five-story building, National Museum details the development of Myanmar's culture since prehistoric times. You'll get a sense of the continuity of the heritage since ancient civilizations across 14 separate galleries, with Stone Age paintings and contemporary pieces as well as a collection showing the history of calligraphy. See the last king of Myanmar's intricately carved, jewel- and gold-encrusted 8 m (26 ft) tall throne, and browse elaborately carved gilded altarpieces, ornate imperial robes, and armories. A detailed ethnographic section documents the lives and customs of some 40 vanishing tribes of Myanmar, describing the country's complex ethnic patchwork and rich heritage. Note that some parts may be closed for renovation; check the website before you visit. To visit National Museum on your holiday in Yangon (Rangoon), and find out what else Yangon (Rangoon) has to offer, use our Yangon (Rangoon) tour planning tool .
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  • Working in a museum myself I may be overly critical. But the natural history of Myanmar is fascinating.  more »
  • Considering the prices some museums in SEA charge, the National Museum in Yangon is definitely the cheapest I've been to for what it offers - perfectly preserved and impressive artefacts from all type...  more »
  • Last year both my wife and I visited Burma. During our stay in Rangoon, we had the pleasure of visiting the National Museum which is a must visit place to know about the Burmese art, history and cultu...  more »
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  • Good place for seeking the history of Myanmar. There are a lot of interesting stuffs in the whole building. Each floor will be part of Myanmar historic life time. You can take a photo with smart phone in some rooms and the others not permitted. You have to keep your stuff in the locker, can take only smartphone and wallet. If you come here, don't miss.
  • Better than I was expecting, but nothing compared to museums in other countries. There are a few good displays that showcase some of the different ethnicities within the country, and a few legitimate artifacts of historical or archaeological significance. Definitely something to do on a rainy day.
  • Visited there several times. Food is always good. As I recall it may have been a little pricey for this area, but the cleanliness and friendly service more than makes up for that.
  • Very large, extensive and detailed museum with quite a few exhibitions. Give yourself a few hours here if you want to fully walk through and check everything up. Presents fascinating insights into Burmese history.
  • Interesting and very quiet to walk around on your own or with a guide. 4 floors of art, culture, animals, and religion. Nice to pass a few hours away.
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