Museums

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The Royal Regalia of Myanmar Monarchy
Myanmar was a monarchy till the entire country was annexed in was annexed in 1885. Myanmar kings ruled the country for about 2000 years

Kyauktaw Mahamuni Museum
Displays of ancient buddha images

Naga Tribal Museum
The Nagas consider ancestors, family names and ages as important unit factors in their society.

Buddha Images
Displays of buddha images

Stamps of Myanmar
The short meaning of stamps according to Myanmar dictionary is described as an adhesive label for prepayment of revenue in kind of postage, pasted with gum, denoting the value of the stamp which is printed on a piece of paper approximately an in square.

Coins of Myanmar
Today, Myanmar currency is marked as "Kyat". One Kyat is composed of 100 pyays, which are in coins.

Largest Gilded Building
The most notable building in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda, a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. The pagoda itself is a solid brick stupa (Buddhist reliquary) that is completely covered with gold.

Largest Ringing Bell

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The Great Mingun Bell was built by the longest reigning monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Bodawpaya (1782-1819). In fact, any mention of Mingun would be incomplete without mentioning the two other great deeds. King Bodawpaya's four Great noble deeds also known as the Great Four: the Great Pagoda, the Great Bell, the Great Lake and the Great Lion.

Largest Bell Underwater
In 1480 A.D, Dhammazedi, King of the Mon People of Myanmar had a vast bell cast in bronze and given to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (then known as Dagon). According to texts of the time, the bell was cast of 180,000 vies of metal which included silver and gold as well as copper and tin. (One ton equals approximately 600 viss so the bell was cast from about 300 tons ol metal).

Largest Reclining Buddha Image
The reclining Buddha image here is one of the largest images in Myanmar. The original image was built in 1907. But it has suffered damage due to climate over the years. In 1957 it was demolished and rebuilt to this structure in 1966. The pagoda is on Shwegondine Rd, only a short distance beyond the Shwedagon Pagoda.

Largest Stone Book (or) The Kuthodaw Pagoda
The Kuthodaw Paya (Pagoda), or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya, contains what often is called the world’s largest book. It is a large walled complex situated at the base of the southeast stairway to Mandalay Hill and was built by King Mindon at the same time he was constructing the Royal Palace.

Largest Gold Buddha Image
One of the musts in your itinerary in Mandalay, the last Capital of old Myanmar should be Maha Muni, the largest gold Buddha Image housed in a gilt brick temple of late 19th century architectural design, situated in the south-west township.

The Largest Stone Buddha Image
You are welcome to Mandalay to enjoy many architectural marvels and artistic wonders of which the largest stone Buddha Image is the one that deserves special mention.

Strange Buddha Images
hwe Myet Man Paya (or) the Buddha Image with the Golden Spectacles is situated in a town called Shwedaung, near Pyay in Bago Division. It is on the way to Pyay, about 14km south of Pyay. There is a large , white-faced sitting Buddha Image inside the main shrine.

Footprint of Buddha
There are a hundred and eight distinguishing marks on both the soles of the Buddha.

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National Health Museum

info The National Health Museum is quite a small museum, educating children and the general public for health knowledge.
 

Myanmar Stamps

If you are interested in the hobby of philately (stamp collecting), then you can call yourself a philatelist. A stamp collector with interest in Asian stamps, they would be interested in Myanmar stamps too. These Myanmar stamps are arranged in chronological order. Text on the sides are the description or dedication of each stamps. See how the stamps reflect the life-style of the Myanmar people, according to time and different administrations.
 

Bogyoke Aung San Museum

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info Bogyoke Aung San meaning General Aung San, the hero who fought for the Independence of Myanmar. He was assassinated on 1947 July 19 by Galone U Saw and his companions.
 

Myanmar Money

Colonial Government's Paper Money
 
 

Strange Buddha Images of Myanmar

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info Shwe Myet Man Paya (or) the Buddha Image with the Golden Spectacles is situated in a town called Shwedaung, near Pyay in Bago Division.
 

Buddha Images

Buddha Images in Myanmar
 

Naga Tribal Museum

The Nagas consider ancestors, family names and ages as important unit factors in their society. 
 

Myanmar Coins

Then you can be called as a numismatist. Long ago, coin collecting was known as the "Hobby of Kings". Here is a collection of coins issued in Myanmar throughout history. Myanmar currency is marked as "Kyat". One Kyat is composed of 100 pyays, which are in coins. From the Pyu Era until now, coins have been used in many ways. Coins were made from bronze, silver and gold with some other alloy.
 

Kyauktaw Mahamuni Museum

Kyauktaw Mahamuni Museum(Rakhine State)
 

Largest Gilded Building


Largest Gilded Building is Shwedagon Pagoda.The most notable building in Yangon is the Shwedagon Pagoda, a great cone-shaped Buddhist monument that crowns a hill about one mile north of the Cantonment. The pagoda itself is a solid brick stupa (Buddhist reliquary) that is completely covered with gold. It rises 326 feet (99 m) on a hill 168 feet (51 m) above the city.
 

The Royal Regalia of Myanmar Monarchy

Myanmar was a monarchy till the entire country was annexed in was annexed in 1885.
 

Largest Ringing Bell

The Great Mingun Bell was built by the longest reigning monarch of the Konbaung dynasty King Bodawpaya (1782-1819).
 

Gems Museum

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info The four-storey building is situated at No.66, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangon Township and very close to the Kaba Aye Pagoda. It displays very famous precious stones of Myanmar such as rubies, jades, sapphires and pearls. It also houses the Gems Mart.
 

Largest Bell Underwater

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In 1480 A.D, Dhammazedi, King of the Mon People of Myanmar had a vast bell cast in bronze and given to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (then known as Dagon).
 

Mrauk U Museum

A new Mrauk U museum is located near the palace site. It displays some old artefacts of Vesali, Launggret and Mrauk U periods. The bronze Buddha icons of Rakhine are equistic in design.Various inscribed stone inscriptions in Sanskrit, Rakhine and Arabic are also displayed Votive tablets, Krishna Vishnu, Bodhisattvas, dvarapala, stone htis, lintels coins, musical instruments, ceramicswares are also on display.
 

Largest Stone Book (or) The Kuthodaw Pagoda


The Kuthodaw Paya (Pagoda), or Maha Lawka Marazein Paya, contains what often is called the world’s largest book.
 

Bagan Archaeological Museum

The Bagan Archaeological Museum is located in north of Bagan, in the Old Bagan region. A museum was built in the northern part of Bagan, by U Sein Kho, who was the stone tablets specialist from the Myanmar stones tablets department. He collected the ancient stone tablets that were found around Bagan and displayed these in the museum. That m useum was opened to public in 1904.
 

Largest Gold Buddha Image

One of the musts in your itinerary in Mandalay, the last Capital of old Myanmar should be Maha Muni, the largest gold Buddha Image housed in a gilt brick temple of late 19th century architectural design, situated in the south-west township.
 

National Museum

A museum is a repository where the heritage of ancient civilizations are put on exhibit for the benefit of people living in the present. It is an archive of man's past achievements.The National Museum of Myanmar was founded in 1952 with its premises at what was once the Jubilee Hall.
 

Buddha's Footprint

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The marks on the soles of Buddha.There are a hundred and eight distinguishing marks on both the soles of the Buddha.
 

Myanmar Museums

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   Myanmar is rich in natural heritage and traditional cultures. Ascending from one generation to another, the left artefacts are gathered and collected to prevail the historical moments of the past.