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Mon Cultural Museum

No.50, Corner of Baho Road and, ထားဝယ်တံတားလမ်း, Mawlamyine, Myanmar (Burma)

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About Mon Cultural Museum

This is a two-story building dedicated to the Mon history of the region. The exhibits are displayed downstairs while reading rooms are upstairs. The modest collection of the museum includes scales with Mon inscriptions, hundred-year-old sculptures of wood, ceramics, thanaka grinding stones, silver betel boxes. In front of the museum, you can see a British cannon dated 1826 and a huge Myanmar gong. Most labels are in Myanmar on although some are in English.


Attractions near Mon Cultural Museum

Kyeik Tha Lan Pagoda1.18km from Mon Cultural Museum

The Kyaik-thanlan pagoda was erected in 875 A.D. during the reign of King Mutpi Raja. A hair relic of the Buddha, Tripitaka manuscripts and gold images of the Buddha were enshrined in the pagoda. Successive kings raised the pagoda higher from 56 feet to the present 150 feet. There are 34 small pagodas called Zediyan surrounding the pagoda. It is now one of the key attractions in this area.

U Zina Pagoda1.19km from Mon Cultural Museum

A beautiful Buddhist pagoda located at the top of a hill at the heart of Bago.  it was named after the mythological Hintha bird, a symbol of the Mon people. It was also a popular viewpoint and there are so many paintings and carvings of the Hamsa that are visible throughout the temple.

Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyine)3.37km from Mon Cultural Museum

The longest bridge in Myanmar which connects the city of Mawlamyaing with Mottama constructed across the confluence point of the Thanlwin River, the Gyaing River and the Attayan River in Mon State. It is one of the architectural wonders in this area.

Kan Gyi Pagoda28.56km from Mon Cultural Museum

A beautiful Buddhist pagoda which was located in the hill west of the vast lake east of Mudon. There are so many interesting things in and around this temple and daily a lot of devotees visit this place. It was built to enshrine a Buddha's hair relic granted by Buddha as he and five hundred arahantas were going on sojourn this way on completion of eight vasas to a hermit named  Maung staying there.

ဆဒၵန္ဂူ Sadan Cave Kayin30.58km from Mon Cultural Museum

Cave with a deep cavern with golden pagodas and statues of the Buddha, and a lake in one end.

Mount Zwegabin38.46km from Mon Cultural Museum

Mt Zwegabin, about 7 miles south of town, which as well as being a respectable 2372ft, is also home to spirits and saintly souls. The two-hour hike to the summit is demanding – up to many steps and with aggressive monkeys as constant adversaries – but once at the top, the rewards are plentiful. It is one of the beautiful locations in Myanmar and a lot of tourists visit this place every year.

Where is Mon Cultural Museum

Discover more attractions in Mon State, where Mon Cultural Museum is located

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Mon State is blessed with several places of tourist interest. There are several pagodas, out of which the Win Sein Taw Ya Pagoda is a remarkable place where we can see the world's largest reclining Buddha statue.