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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)
(1.6/5 based on 600+ 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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  • Dated, the highlights include the royal chair and a moon rock given to Burma by Nixon in the 70's - how times did change. Alot of pre-historic fossils etc, however as this thing is evil military gover...  more »
  • Great time to understand more about the local culture. You will see models of the imperial city, clothes/costumes of the Royal family, in addition to furniture, objects, jewelry. We thought it would be a 30 min ride but we stayed there more than 1 hour. Some areas do not have air conditioning, others are little illuminated. But definitely worth the visit. Visit the Museum left us more curious about Myanmar, its history, culture and people.
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  • Were pleasantly satisfied with a Museum, a lot of useful information about the history of Myanmar, as well as there are halls specific to contemporary art and life.
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