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National Races Village

Address: Near Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge,Yandar Rd,Let Thamar Qr,Thakayta Tsp, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
Phone Number: 951-547088
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Bintulu, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Not as detailed & informative as 1st World "Cultural Village/open air museum". Its a nice intro to the multicultural Myanmar. Rent an old bike to get around, see locals enjoy picnicking. The location is a bit out of city though. And every house have craft shop selling traditional costumes as well. And I got good time taking the 200 Kyat... More 

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oxford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

About 30 mins by taxi from the city centre, the park gives a great overview of how different the people groups of Myanmar are. If you're in the least bit interested in Burmese culture, this is a great place to spend 2/3 hours. Different areas of the park have a traditional home from that particular state - all on stilts,... More 

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Brisbane
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253 attraction 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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10 attraction reviews
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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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
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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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