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Bagan Archaeological Museum
Bagan, Myanmar
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In 1904, the superintendent of the Epigraphical office Mr. Taw Sein Kho opened the first Archaeological Museum in Myanmar, near the northern covered cause-way of the Anada Temple at Bagan. In October, 1979 an octagonal archaeological museum building to the South of Gawdawpalin Temple was opened. Under the guidance of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Commander–in–Chief of the Defense services Senior General Than Shwe, the construction of the present Archaeological Museum was inaugurated on 17th April 1998. The Museum is situated within old Bagan to the Southwest on an area of 1097 acres. Its ground plan measures 180 feet from east to west and 360 feet from north to south. The ground plan is built with the design of projecting corners (Kho Nan Choe in Myanmar). The museum is magnificently adorned with Myanmar decorative arts. There are ten showrooms, which are opened to the public. The Museum is opened daily from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

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Address
Old Bagan 
City
Bagan
Country
Myanmar 
Website
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U Thein Lwin 

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