National Museum

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The Bronze statue of King Bayinnaung (The founder of the First Kingdom of Myanmar, in front of the National Museum)

info The National Museum of Myanmar was founded in 1952 with its premises at what was once the Jubilee Hall. In 1970 the museum was moved to a more spacious building on Pansodan Street. But these premises were not originally constructed to house a museum.   

monetization_on US$5.00

watch_later Operation hours: 10:00-16:00

hourglass_full Time needed: Approximately 1 hour

The present National Museum is located on Pyay Road in a splendid five-storey building constructed for the purpose in spacious and specially landscaped grounds. Priceless ancient artefacts, works of art and historic memorabilia are on display in 14 halls on four storeys. Three halls on the ground floor hold exhibits on the evolution the Myanmar script and alphabet, the Lion Throne Room and Ratanapon Period pieces.

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The Royal Throne of Myanmar.

 

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National Artefacts of Myanmar. This is a pair of Royal Shoes made with gold, velvet and rubies.

 

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A replica of Betel Bowl on Lion Stand and Hinthar Betel case. The breasts, wings, neck and the head of the bird are encrusted with precious gems.

 

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Large Betel Receptacle of the Royal Family, displayed in the National Museum.

 

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The Bronze statue of King Anawrahta (The founder of the Second Kingdom of Myanmar), in front of the National Museum.

 

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The Bronze statue of King Alaung Min Tayar (The founder of the Third Kingdom of Myanmar), in front of the National Museum.

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place Pyay Rd,Dagon Township, Yangon

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directions_railway Nearest Train Station: Pyay Road Railway Station

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