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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • This museum is spacious, with some interesting displays. The Buddhist image gallery is dramatic with quite a variety of sculptures dating back a thousand years. The Lion Throne is also worthwhile and ...  read more »
  • The Lion Throne is the standout attraction. There is a floor of interesting pre-historic artefacts. We enjoyed the second floor with traditional crafts and the third floor with ancient ornaments such ...  read more »
  • Nice museum there were parts of it that were really dimly lit, but it was interesting to see nonetheless. Nice coffee shop across from it with super friendly staff! 
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