Why visit National Museum of Yangon?
The 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 another way to spend your time. It happens 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 the collection of ancient artifacts, ornaments, artwork, 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 icons 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.
First Floor: There are plenty of ancient artifacts used by the Royal family. Made of pure gold and studded with jewels.
Second Floor: You see more of Myanmar Traditional Folk 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, the entrance of a restaurants, hotel lobby, and even airport hall.)
Third Floor: Painting of past and contemporary artists displayed on this floor.
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 of up to 70%.
The admission is 5,000 Kyat (USD $5.00)
Final thoughts :
There are 5 stories to walk around in the National Museum of Myanmar. There are plenty of artifacts 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 artifacts.
Love a good visit to a museum – and this looks wonderful. So many amazing colours. Myanmar is definitely on my travel bucket list!
So cool. I just love museums. History has always fascinated me. This looks like a great museum to explore!
Amazing museum. It looks really wonderful and not a bad place to visit if I have to stay indoor in Myanmar. I love all the detail you share. thank you
I have a soft spot for museums, always making me feel excited and refreshed! The museum here looks so interesting!
The National Museum of Myanmar is huge and plenty of walking as it has 5 storey. I like the artifacts which mainly gold locked in the dark room.
These museums are absolutely gorgeous. I just love them. I want to go there. Take me with you.
I love museums and this place is absolutely stunning! I def want to go there. Thanks for sharing!
It looks like a very nice museum
It reminds me when I visited ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto, Canada
I would love to visit ROM one day when I make it to Toronto.
I would love to visit Myanmar, i’ve never been! Soon i hope, the museum is a very good idea actually.
It’s been a while since I visited a museum, this does looking interesting and fun to learn more about what happened and cts or known paintings.
Wow 5 storeys, that’s incredible! I learned a lot just from your post!
Thanks for your comment. Yes, I gotten a bit sore legs after walking in this huge complexes. But it is worth it since it is raining outside.
I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I haven’t visited a museum in years, but this post reminded me of my fondness for them.
Love going to museums and seeing the history
The museum looks so beautiful! Would love to go here if I ever visit Myanmar.
We would love this. Our family always visits a museum when we travel.
Musuem help us to absorb some local color and enhance our experience with rich insights into the history of that country. Great way to explore.
I am looking forward to visiting Myanmar again. I went there a couple years ago and had a great time.
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.
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.
The kid would love it too, plenty of spaces to run around but a little dim at some of the exhibits.
Looks like a great place to visit while in Myanmar, Will definitely go here once we had the chance to visit Myanmar.
We love visiting museums as a family. This looks like such an interesting museum to visit and the admission is a great price.
i love checking out different museums! its a great way to soak in some culture
I LOVE museums! This looks so fun and interesting. The colors are incredible!
I am so curious about this country! I how one day I get to visit! Thank you so such for sharing this great activity! It always pays off to have a second plan!
Wow. That museum in Yangon is amazing! So much in there to learn about the history and culture of the place.
Wow there is a lot to do at that museum! I would love to visit Myanmar.
I love checking out museums when on vacation! I always learn so much. Would love to check this one out!
Myanmar is still on my bucket list and I really wanna visit it. So many to temples to visit and good thing I was able to read this too.
Never been in Myanmar. Your post made want to explore former Burma and of course visist such a wonderful museum!
I love to learn about history and culture. And a tour in this museum will be just great.
This is such a great visit to the historic item and their culture .,Great tourist attraction .
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!
What a beautiful place! My family loves to visit different museums.
I love visiting Museums and learning about our history and this place looks like a great tourist attraction
Museums have so many take-aways. I’d love to take the family to visit here.
All of those photos are gorgeous! I would love to visit their some day. The culture seems fascinating, thanks for sharing!