Museums are the best places to go when in a foreign land and when trying to understand its local culture, traditions and history. Museums are not only attractive for its displays but also educational in purpose and activities. Countries that have not been open to global scrutiny, such as Myanmar, for so many years may easily be misunderstood in so many ways. Visiting museums is a good way for the West to better understand the country, and the National Museum of Myanmar does not disappoint.
Established in 1952, the National Museum of Myanmar was moved from its original location to a more spacious building on Pansodan Street in 1970. Today, the museum is found on Pyay Road in a 5-storey building with beautifully landscaped grounds. Priceless ancient [Read more…]