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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)
(1.7/5 based on 650+ 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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  • A museum of 2 halves. The lower floors made up of impressive Lion throne on the ground floor, models of the palaces of Mandalay and Bagan and ancient history. As you go up, there is a section on music...  more »
  • Was told it's worth a visit so we did. Tried to visit on Monday but found out its closed on mondays, and when we visited on Thursday afternoon, we found the staff eager to close the exhibits by 415pm ...  more »
  • The Museum is easy to find on Pray Road, (point to it on your map that you pick up from the Airport.) The Museum is spread out over 4 levels and takes you through the complete history of Burma except ...  more »