Museum in Myanmar

Bagan Archaeological Museum

Bagan Archaeological Museum

It houses majority of the missing sculptures from the Bagan temples. Be prepared to see dozens of Buddhas and a myriad of other sculptures. Do bring a guide along as most of the descriptions are in Burmese. You will have to pay a small amount of entrance fee though.
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Bumble Bee Throne Hall

Bumble Bee Throne Hall

Bamayathana Throne (Bumble Bee Throne) Room of King Bayint Naung was reconstructed and completed in 1995. It is believed that this throne room was used as the King’s sleeping room.
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Gem Museum

Gem Museum

The Gem Museum is located in Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw. The Gem Museum displays precious jewels such as rubies and sapphires, quality jade lots and the largest pearl of Myanmar. The opening hours are from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm except on Mondays and Government holidays.
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Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum

Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum

Hanthawaddy Archaeological Museum was built in 1993 and opened in 1995. It is one storey building and octagonal shapes. The total area is about 3600 sq-ft. Now about over 1000 artifacts have been collected and about 300 of them are displayed in Museum.
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Kachin State Cultural Museum

Kachin State Cultural Museum

Situated in Myitkyina, Kachin State, the Museum was opened in 1994. It display historical photographs, antiques, silverwares and handicrafts of various indigenous national groups of Kachin State.
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Kanbawza Thadi Palace

Kanbawza Thadi Palace

Kanbawza Thadi, the famous palace of King Bayinnaung (1551-1581 AD) is being extensively excavated and some buildings are being rebuilt. King Bayinnaung was the founder of the Second Myanmar Empire, which stretched from the borders of India to parts of Thailand and Laos. In 1566 AD, the King built a new capital city called Hanthawadi on what is now Bago.
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Kayah Cultural Museum

Kayah Cultural Museum

This museum is located in Naung Yar quarter. Kayah traditional musical instruments and costumes of Kayah Nationals can be observed there. You can also see their favourite musical instrument called Frog Drum which is made of 5 different kinds of metals.
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Mahakuthala Kyaung Daw Gyi Buddhist Museum

Mahakuthala Kyaung Daw Gyi Buddhist Museum

This museum was opened in 1996 with the articles of the ancient cultural heritage collected by Reverend Pandita, the presiding monk or abbot of Maha Kuthala Monastery in Sittwe. It is a unique museum which has a mix of colonial era and Buddhist artifacts. The museum is in a colonial mansion that is itself well worth a visit.
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Mandalay Palace Complex / Fort Dufferin
This symbolic royal palace is one of the main reasons why many tourists travel to Mandalay despite its scantling heat. It’s a golden city within a city. The palace wall is hard to miss if you are in Mandalay, and surrounded by a huge moat. “The Glass Palace” by Amitav Ghosh, truthfully describes what had happened here at this last royal palace of the Burmese monarchy; British soldiers storming in with their guns, looting and burning this palace, forcing the last King Thibaw and Queen into exile in India after winning the 3rd Anglo-Burmese War. It’s hard to believe this magnificent palace lasted merely 30 years after being first built by King Mindon (Thibaw’s father). British then turned the palace compound into Fort Dufferin, named after the then- viceroy of India. Much of the palace compound was tragically destroyed during WWII by allied bombing. A near-exact replica of the palace was rebuilt in the 1990s. It costs US$ 10 to get into this castle to have a look.
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Mon Cultural Museum

Mon Cultural Museum

The museum is worth the entrance fee although one would hope that the glass of the showcases would permit a better view of the displayed items. Buddha Images, music instruments, coins, lacquer ware and more from different centuries are displayed.
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Mrauk U Museum

Mrauk U Museum

Just close to the House of Jewels, is the present-day archaeological museum which houses about three hundred pieces of articles consisting of artifacts from Rakhine State. It may well boast of ancient Buddha images, stone carvings, arms, stone inscriptions, coins and other.
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Myanmar Gems Museum

Myanmar Gems Museum

It houses interesting and huge collection of gems and stones and of course, rubies. Myanmar is one of the richest countries in the world for precious and semi-precious stones: rubies, sapphires, coloured diamonds are exposed there in all sizes and tones. Not forgetting the huge varieties of jades represented in blocks or polished. Thus, don’t miss this chance to grab some good stuff for yourself, friends and relatives since there are four floors of gem retailers below.
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National Museum

National Museum

This museum exhibits the treasures of the last king of Myanmar.
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Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum

Nyaung Shwe Cultural Museum

Splendid Royal Palace of Shan Saw Bwar (chieftain) reconstructed in 1924 in the place of old palace burnt by fire.
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People's Park and Square

People's Park and Square

People’s Park is located near the western stairways of Shwedagon Pagoda. This park occupies over 130 acres between U Wizara Road and Pyay Road. Many National Events such as ceremonies of Independence Day, Union Day, National Day are held in this place. There is a Museum housing life-size models of nationalities in their colourful dresses.
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Rakhine State Cultural Museum

Rakhine State Cultural Museum

This museum is situated in Sittwe. This is a fourstorey building which is 122 feet (37m) long, 94 feet (29m) high. It was opened in 1996. The centre of the museum is a large painting depicting the Rakhine culture and customs.
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Shan State Cultural Museum

Shan State Cultural Museum

It displays colourful costumes, weapons, musical instruments and old photos of various tribes of Shan State. To observe the culture of Shan, this museum is the starter to delve deeper.
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Shin Arahan Oakkyaung Monastery

Shin Arahan Oakkyaung Monastery

This monastery was built at a place called “Hnget Pyit Taung” where the monk could reside in peace and harmony. The monastery was a complex of a wooden building and a brick structure.
Heritages & Landmarks Historical Sites Museum
Thanbyuzayat War Cemetry &  Death Railway Museum
Pay your respects to fallen soldiers at WWII cemetary in Thanbyuzayat (60 kilometers south of Mawlamyine) which contains 4000 graves of Allied forces who died while building infamous Death Railway. The Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, the Thailand-Burma Railway and similar names, was a 415 kilometres (258 mi) railway between Bangkok, Thailand, and Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar), built by the Empire of Japan during World War II, to support its forces in the Burma campaign. Thanbyuzayat War Cemetary and Museum is the place where ANZAC day services are held in Myanmar. Although it is not as popular as Turkey’s Gallipoli, a fair number of Australians do make the pilgrimage here during this time. The magnificent grounds of the Thanbyuzayat War Cemetry is located 1km from Thanbyuzayat’s main town center on the road to Kyaikkami and Setse. It is established on land that was donated by the Burmese people to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to honour those who died in the construction of the Burma-Siam “Death Railway” in World War II.
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