Published on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:59
Myanmar’s National Museum is undergoing renovation ahead of the country’s Asean chairmanship in 2014.
National Museum director Thaung Win said they are expecting more tourists to come to Yangon when the country becomes the regional body’s chair.
“The timely renovation is to attract incoming visitors,” Thaung Win said.
On average, about 100 to 300 tourists visit the museum daily. There are more foreigners than locals visiting the museum.
The museum’s renovation is also for the conservation of ancient artifacts and historical and cultural objects.
There are 16 exhibits currently on show in the museum’s galleries, including one on ancient Myanmar handwritings and symbols, the King’s Throne, the Royal Yadanarbon dynasty, the history of nature, ancient jewelleries and Buddha statues.
The museum is open to the public from 10am to 4pm every day except Mondays, Tuesdays and gazette holidays. The entrance fee is 500 kyats (US$0.58) for locals and $5 for foreigners. Students and teachers are free of charge.
The museum is also inviting the public to pitch in suggestions for the ongoing renovation
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