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National Museum, Yangon (Rangoon)

(1.8/5 based on 750 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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  • We traveled 28 day through Myanmar and started in Yangon The visit of the Nationalmuseum is a good start to get history land and culture introduced  more »
  • I went with a 50:50 expectation, so in the end I didn't feel too let down as it simply proved that all negative comments I read from other travellers still remain true. Not sure whether it's the city'...  more »
  • The visit of the museum is really worth the time spent in it. Five floors to discover Myanmar. Arts and crafts, history, daily life of the different ethnic groups in Myanmar. All objects are very well...  more »