Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit the 5 storey National Museum of Myanmar!

Why visit National Museum of Yangon?

Museum may not for everyone when they travel but since it was raining outside, we decided to have some indoor activities and that would be the National Museum of Myanmar. I am not a museum lover too but when the weather did not permit us to play outside, well you got to think of other way to spend your time. It happen to me when I was in Matsumoto city too, visited the museum and learn about Yayoi Kusama, the 80 years old polka dot artists because of heavy rain outdoor.

Where it is located?

National Museum of Myanmar is located in Dagon, Pyay Road; not too far from the Shwedagon Pagoda. It is a 5 story museum which has collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, art work, culture and civilization of Burmese people.

5 Story Museum

Ground Floor : You learn about the origin of the Myanmar alphabet. Myanmar script and literature. There is also the Magnificent Royal Lion Throne of the last monarch King Thibaw. I think the throne is one of the icon in this museum and being placed in the most obvious spot. The King uses this throne when meeting with his ministers. You will see the replica of Lion Throne in Kanbawzathadi Palace in Bago – the ancient capital of Myanmar if you plan to visit Bago city.

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

First Floor : There are plenty of ancient artifacts used by the Royal family. Makde of pure gold and studded with jewels.

Second Floor : You see more of myanmar Traditional Forlk Art such as weaving and other traditional arts and craft including the traditional musical instruments used. (Below picture show Burmese Harp known as Saung in the local language, can be widely seen in most places in Myanmar; eg, entrance of a resturants, hotel lobby and even airport hall.)

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

Third Floor : Painting of past and contemporary artists displayed in this floor.

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

Fourth floor : Various of Buddha images at the Buddha image showroom and cultural National Races which has all of the different ethnic traditional costumes displayed. There are about 135 ethnic living in Myanmar. The majority are still Bamar ethnic which consist up to 70%.

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

The admission is 5,000 Kyat (USD $5.00)

Final thoughts :

There are 5 story to walk around in the National Museum of Myanmar. There are plenty of artificats to see but the light is very dim so it is kind of hard to see it properly. My favorite would be the rich collection of Royal Treasures including many solid gold artifact.

Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit National Museum of Myanmar

39 Replies to “Yangon : Raining outdoor, no problem! Go visit the 5 storey National Museum of Myanmar!”

  1. Love a good visit to a museum – and this looks wonderful. So many amazing colours. Myanmar is definitely on my travel bucket list!

    1. Dear Stacey,

      Glad that you have already been to Myanmar and I am sure you had a great time. This time I didnt go to Bagan in the Central of Myanmar also the highlight. I guess I need to make another trip back too.

  2. 5 storey museum!! Wish we had that many floor where I live. Had rain for 2 weeks and the toddler has no place to visit.

  3. Going to museums is a great alternative on what to do when it rains. I am intrigued by this museum, you can learn so much about a culture by observing their heritage. Those musical instruments are so beautiful!

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