Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar (formerly Burma). A mix of British colonial architecture, modern high-rises and gilded Buddhist pagodas define its skyline making it visually intriguing. Its famed Shwedagon Pagoda, a huge shimmering pagoda complex, draws thousands of pilgrims annually. Despite not being the capital of Myanmar, this moved to Nay Pyi Taw in 2005, Yangon remains the cultural and commercial heart of Myanmar. The city has an eclectic range of museums, art galleries and markets, in which you can take in Myanmar culture. A trip to Scott Market will heighten your bartering skills and immerse you in the local flavor of a developing and engaging city.
Pick up from your hotel at 9am by an English Speaking Guide at the lobby of your hotel. Today we will visit the National Museum of Yangon that was first inaugurated in June 1952, at the Jubilee Hall, Shwedagon Pagoda Road, Yangon. The museum was then shifted to another building on Pansodan Road on the 8 Febrary 1970. Once again in 1996, the museum shifted for the third time to area of 3.804 acres at 66/74 Pyay Road, Yangonin. This is the museum’s present location. In our visit we will appreciate the quality of a rich collection of art and material culture of the indigenous people of Myanmar, royal regalia, musical instruments, decorative arts and two art gallery. According with official sources from the Museum, we can divide its expositions as follow:
1. Myanmar Epigraphy and Calligraphy2. Lion Throne3. Yadanapon Period4. Royal Regalia5. Myanmar Historic Period6. Myanmar Prehistoric period and Proto-historic period7. Natural History8. Myanmar Traditional Folk Art9. Myanmar Performing10. Myanmar Art Gallery (1) and (2)11. Myanmar Ancient Ornaments12. Buddha Images13. The Culture of National peace14. Twelve national objectives and National Building Endeavours
There are nearly five thousand permanent objects in the museum. Discover more the Myanmar culture in one single morning!