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Rakhine State Cultural Museum

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pyongyang standard historical revisionism

nothing points out what's missing from this museum quite like the burnt-out and boarded-up mosque... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
sapphireprendergast
Worth seeing on rakhine cultural history

One of the interested places to study history and culture of rakhine race is cultural museum... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Mrauk U
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8 Jan 2018
“pyongyang standard historical revisionism”
6 Nov 2016
“British Remnant”
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Main Road 70, Sittwe, Myanmar
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

nothing points out what's missing from this museum quite like the burnt-out and boarded-up mosque next door.

Thank sapphireprendergast
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Some interesting exhibits - costumes, musical instruments,but dusty and not well displayed, with only basic English. Got the feeling that the whole museum had not been revamped since the Brits left. Entrance fee for foreigners now 5000kyats (5$) for foreigners. Good research library for locals.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

One of the interested places to study history and culture of rakhine race is cultural museum ,situated in sittwe central city.It is worth seeing for a few hours while you are in sittwe. Will be paid 2$ for entrance fee .very easily for local visitors...More

Thank Mrauk U
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We visited as we were curious about Rakhine culture. The place wad emptynon a Saturday afternoon, we were the only 2 guests. The museum is terribly old fashioned. The usual dressed puppets and faded pictures. Limited information. All in all very dull.

2  Thank Marcel d
Reviewed 5 March 2016

The museum consists of a few rooms in a rather run-down building with a couple of dioramas, a few coins and other artifacts. The displays evoked a middle-school history report. The highlight of the museum (and it may be worth a brief visit just to...More

Thank Dairy_State
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The museum was one of few things to do in Sittwe, so it's worth the visit if you're there. Not a ton of signs or descriptions in English, but still interesting to see.

Thank jcheman
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The entrance fee is, indeed, 2000 kyats. Some interesting exhibits spread over two floors. Worth about an hour. Vastly superior to the "museum" in an old monastery (itself in turn an old colonial house) further up Main Street, on the oppsoite side - no entrance...More

Thank ryetee
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is the best place to understand the history and culture of Rakhine State. Foreigners are allowed to visit, but need to pay entrance fee, this might be 2000 Kyats (around 2 USD)

Thank Lokendra R
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