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National Races Village

Near Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge,Yandar Rd,Let Thamar Qr,Thakayta Tsp, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
951-547088
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Brisbane
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351 reviews 351 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Although promoted as one of the sights of Yangon, we found it to be only mildly interesting. It has a number of houses reconstructed to display the different ethnic groups of Myanmar, but we found there to be not a lot of difference to our western eyes. It was quite hot so we preferred to take shade where we could... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Its not worth the visit... the setting is not interesting. The houses look almost the same, yet far from each other, nothing special. By the way you need to pay a camera fee.

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's an interesting place to visit, as it has all the different style houses of different national races of Myanmar. There's souvenirs you can buy. Pleasant to walk around up to each houses, provided it's not too hot. If you don't want to walk, you could hire a special vehicle inside the grounds for 9000kyats for an hour. Well worth... More

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Ohio USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We visited here and walked around the national village to see the types of houses built throughout the country it was a very interesting place to see.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Learned a lot about the different cultures that make up Myanmar. Great concept. Great souvenirs and great prices.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very surprising that the place is well maintained. Many cultural sites in Myanmar is virtually captured here. The Golden Rock, The Hkakoborazi Mountain, major historical sites in Myanmar featuring their homeland of various ethnics & indigenous people. A must visit if your unable to explore Myanmar as a whole.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Not very near to city center, I forgot how long my journey from Yangon to there. But it's not too far, less than 1 hour drive, maybe 30 minutes. The compound is very big, wasting time if you walk, rent a bicycle at the entrance, they count by hour and I think 2-3 hours is enough. There is a hall... More

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

An attempt to showcase native tribes in their rural homes in a park like setting with little shade makes the visit a hot affair. Attractions are few and far apart in the large park. Beware of over-charging taxis waiting at the entrance, rather walk 40 yards to the higway passing by the driveway, flag down one of the frequently passing... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The housed of the various races within Myanmar are interesting in their differences and their similarities. If ethnicity is your thing you should enjoy it. Regrettably, the distances between houses make walking the circuit a warm experience and th non house attractions are out of a 1950's fun fair. On top of this, it is very hard to get to... More

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malaysia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Paid 12,500kyats for the car and 3 of us to enter and we were expecting some ethnic tribal villages set-up but were very disappointed to find just houses that are suppose to represent the 10main ethnic groups in Myanmar. Nothing much different between them and some replicas of monuments found in the various states eg. Golden Rock of Mon State.... More

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