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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

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History Museum
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum and many more Yangon (Rangoon) attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you're arriving in Myanmar through Yangon you should definitely go their and hire a guide. It will allow you to get a first idea about the culture and history of the country.  more »
  • From initiate of Myanmar to current Myanmar. Lovely cultures, races of myanmar and lovely arts of myanmar can see.  more »
  • I've been in 2016, albeit briefly, but this time I allowed for time, and detailed look at every as pecks from ethnic clothing to musical instruments. It's worth a visit, but it is not something that s...  more »
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  • Very interesting and expansive 5 floors of the entire history of Myanmar/Burma. It is well worth the 5000 kyats to visit. Sadly you can't take cameras in but I did notice lots of people using their phones in certain parts of the museum. The musical instrument exhibit was my personal favourite.
  • There is quite a bit to see in the museum but not always well labelled. There are volunteer guides in the museum though and I would highly suggest you try to have them show you around. It takes a fair amount of time when you have this person explaining everything but otherwise I am not sure I would have appreciated the place. Also they don't ask for tips or money (tried to give mine money but she said no).
  • Very interesting place for local and international visitor. To enjoy their wonderful display, 2 to 3 hours are needed. Entrance fee are 500 MMK for local and 5000 MMK 5 USD for foreigner. Guides are available.
  • A very large and austere building with minimal exhibits, given the vast area. A few interesting items but consolidation would allow for at least two of the five floors to be closed. Appalling lighting and climate control. If you do go, make sure you take up the opportunity of a volunteer guide, who are preparing for the onerous national guide course/license. They know their stuff. Worth visiting? Not really Cost: 5,000 Kyiet about AUD5
  • Another must visit place for any visitor to Myanmar. Learn about Myanmar in dept in 3hours, that's the amount of time you need to explore all 5 floors of it.