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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

(1.8/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I'd like to highlight this wonderful national museum. I read reviews on trip Advisor that are unfounded. It is one of the most beautiful Museum of Southeast Asia, over 4 floors. Let your child's heart tame these places that when one time allows us, is to be amazed again (I saw a group of french running in the Museum in order to be on time for the bus) off best, the throne room huge and wonderful reenactment, customary and local folklore objects, calligraphy, prehistory is all there in order to better understand this wonderful country. It is a museum not not to be missed!
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  • The national museum is in a good location.Cost is MyR 5000.no bags allowed in.museum is on 4 floors.toilets available inside.lighting in some areas could be better.large rooms with display cabinets .a...  more »
  • Really good value. Very interesting to learn of the culture. Enjoyed wandering through the 4 levels.