Bagan Archaeological Museum, Bagan

3.2
#2 of 6 in Museums in Mandalay Region
Displaying archaeological artifacts and stone inscriptions that have been collected around region, Bagan Archaeological Museum illuminates the historical culture of this ancient city. From its humble beginnings in 1904 as a small structure no bigger than 167.2 sq m (1,800 sq ft), by 1998 the museum had grown into an enormous, impressive structure packed with some of the country's most important historical assets. Across the facility's 10 exhibition rooms, you'll learn about the Bagan Palace city, Bagan period literature, Bagan-period architecture, Bagan-period social life, and much more. Make sure you head to the upper reaches of the museum and get your camera ready to take in one of the finest panoramas of the Bagan pagodas. Using our online itinerary creator, Bagan attractions like Bagan Archaeological Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is an archaeological museum where the entrance fee is necessary but the air conditioning is good. There are a lot of local people here, and it is fun to watch it. However, there are various discoveries even if i look at the exhibits carefully. It is a pity that i wanted people's lives at that time to be exhibited more carefully.
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  • Bagan archaeological Area is amazing. Over 2000 pagodes and temples, monostaries in nature environment.  more »
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  • A must visit to get an idea of the history of Bagan. Well arranged and graphically explained, it is the place to start the visit of Bagan from. The different statues of Buddha in various Mudras , the multitude of stories that reveal a glorious past, the imposing painting of the temples------ all are necessary to be imbibed first to understand the ancient culture of Bagan
  • Humble but highly informative. It's a massive building but don't be intimidated. The exhibits inside are simple but full of useful information. If possible, visit here before touring the many temples in Bagan. Unless you are a historian specializing in the Bagan Period and other Southeast Asian cultures, you'll learn a lot of useful information about crosscurrents, architectural approaches, history, religious beliefs resulting in various depictions of the Buddha and more. I wish I had realized how I could have developed a sharper appreciation for /understanding of what I was seeing the previous day! Allow 1-2 hours. Almost every caption and sign provides English translations.
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