U Thant House, former residence of U Thant, Secretary General of the United Nations (1961-1971), now a museum in memory of the world-renowned diplomat.

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U Thant House


One of Myanmar's most respected international politicians, U Thant was UN Secretary General from 1961 to 1971. When his grandson, Thant Myint-U, discovered his house in the old Windermere estate area in 2012, the place was a wreck. It has since been beautifully restored by the family, with help from the Yangon Heritage Trust and others, and stands as a fitting memorial to U Thant.

Fascinating archival photographs hang in the house, showing U Thant with the great and good of the era – everyone from Nikita Khrushchev to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. There's also some video footage of him giving speeches. The house and its gardens are used for lectures and events.

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