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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).
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  • A good museum and a must go for people interested in history. The artifacts are presented well with good inscriptions.Gives a decent glimpse into the history of Myanmar. could have been laid out... 
    A good museum and a must go for people interested in history. The artifacts are presented well with good inscriptions.Gives a decent glimpse into the history of Myanmar. could have been laid out...  more »
  • Since 1st February, Military troops were being deployed to hospitals and other public building in cities and towns around Myanmar on Sunday, in the latest move by the ruling junta to consolidate... 
    Since 1st February, Military troops were being deployed to hospitals and other public building in cities and towns around Myanmar on Sunday, in the latest move by the ruling junta to consolidate...  more »
  • how to understand Myanmar history is very pleasant.very pleasant visit , quality service, thank you to all the staff, as well 
    how to understand Myanmar history is very pleasant.very pleasant visit , quality service, thank you to all the staff, as well  more »
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  • I was there last year people said its closed now as they plan to move it to another place so you need to check about this. But although of this I want to share my experience about this amazing museum as I really enjoyed to be there last year. First you pay as forginer 500k and you have to leave your bag at outside locker and it's mandatory The museum consist of 5 floors each one has a story and it's special and different items. If you want to know about Burma history and traditions and culture this will be the best place ever as almost show every thing you need to know specially its very hard to find someone explain all of this to you as the history of Burma is long and complicated. I took around 1.5 hours to finish my tour and still feeling its not enough. Overall its a great experience and I hope it still open.
  • National Museum located in Yangon city. It contains many historical and traditional things of Myanmar. Those who want to know about the history of this country then should visit this place. As far i heard they are going to move it into the capital of Myanmar but still here so it’s possible to visit. It's better to check before going.
  • Nice, clean but only thing missing is no proper guide
  • Peace, clean. But not allow take picture when you entry
  • An extensive and great cross section of Myanmar split across so many levels! I spent several hours strolling through the collection. The building itself needs a great deal of work - many lights were not working and some of the rooms had lost their air conditioning. Overall, a nice way to get a solid understanding of Myanmar’s history and culture

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