U Thant House
U Thant House
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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U Thant House is a place to remember the life and work of former United Nations Secretary-General U Thant and to discuss national and global challenges. There is a permanent exhibition featuring dozens of photographs and film footage tracing U Thant's life from the modest beginnings in the Irrawaddy delta town of Pantanaw to his time as the world's premier diplomat. Visitors can also take a guided tour performed by our knowledgeable museum facilitators. Please notice we are open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Visits outside these open hours can be arranged.
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YeShwe
Bangkok, Thailand75 contributions
This bungalow was saved from ruin by members of U Thant's family. An easy to follow history of this statesman/politician/world leader is provided by placards and photographs throughout the rooms in the house. The memory of this remarkable person had been more or less erased by the military regimes for whom his ideas of tolerance and patience were an anathema. Much of his thought is surely needed in practice in the country today. It is good to see his historical memory preserved here. Non-Burmese, while not the audience for this exhibit will enjoy it as well.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you so much for your review!
Written January 21, 2020
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diamond_voyage
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It is a wonderful and proud place for our Myanmar people. As we all know, U Thant served as the UN's third General Secretary for 10 years and he did many good things for UN and the world. After he died, his body was brought to Myanmar according to his desire. Then, his house was renovated and was opened as a memorial house. There will see the pillar of the vision of U Thank which is written in 8 languages. Inside of the house, the historical photos, each has its own historic occasion, hang on the wall. And there, you can buy the books written about U Thant. The important is that it opens only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm local time.
Written May 31, 2018
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Florakhin
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar18 contributions
U Thant , the third UN Secretary General , much learning place for his life and the world in glance .
Written April 14, 2019
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Adriana D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
A nicely renovated house with interesting photos ( we saw them through the windows) and outside, this is away from the main tourist area and the other sites. It only warrants a visit if you have time to kill. Be aware that it is not open every day.
Written January 10, 2020
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Yes. We are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM-17:00AM. Please come visit us again on open day!
Written January 21, 2020
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Simon R
Bromley, UK182 contributions
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We only finally got here on our 3rd visit to Yangon but it is certainly well worth it. As more or less always, there is an entrance fee for foreigners (6000 kyat = about 4 US dollars) but it is well worth it. The house was taken over in a very dilapidated state by the trust that now runs it and a lot of work has been done. There may be more to do but all credit to them so far. There is a considerable amount of information (including an excellent video) about the life of UN Secretary General, U Thant, possibly the second most famous person the country has produced. If your knowledge of history is sketchy after end of WWII, you will find it very instructive as well. The hostess/guide on this occasion was a young lady with breathtakingly good English. You need to watch the opening hours, which are 1000-1700 Friday to Sunday only. But if you have an interest in 20th century history, do go
Written January 1, 2019
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,789 contributions
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We caught a taxi here on our last morning in Myanmar. The house is located a little way outside the town center and isn't that easy to find but we got there eventually. The Yangon Heritage Trust assisted with the renovation of the home of the former UN Secretary General, U Thant and the work has been carried out very well. The house is used as a museum to U Thant's life and there are many photos hung around the rooms. The staff are friendly, helpful and informative and the house and its exhibits offers an insight into U Thant, his work and his thinking; an inspirational man who deserves to be recognised for his work in the United Nations.
Written April 10, 2018
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gboyesca
Kitchener, Canada1 contribution
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I was a youth living in Canada when U Thant was the Secretary-General of the UN. I remember well his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Paris Peace treaty that ended the Viet Nam war. I spent 3 years as a volunteer recently in aid and development work. One of the days I will never forget was my visit to the U Thant House. What a wonderful tribute to this great statesman, a hero of mine.
Written July 23, 2018
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firach
Hong Kong, China60 contributions
Friends
Enjoyed the systematic tour recounting U Thant's life and the documentary at the end replays the exhibition with action. Very well preserved house as well, hope they will get more funding to expand on their exhibition and educational efforts.
Written April 4, 2018
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Damien W
Vienna, Austria31 contributions
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Visiting the U Thant House was such an inspiring experience. Small but excellent, informative exhibition set in a fully renovated house. Great opportunity to learn about this world leader and idealist, although the exhibition seems to slightly overestimate his role in the outcome of the Cuban Missile Crisis and other episodes. Still very interesting to get to know about his vision and viewpoint from his speeches and writings!
Written April 4, 2018
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HaoF1
Beijing, China19 contributions
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The home of U Thant the third Secretary General of the UN. He paid great efforts for the peace of Cold War, especially during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The museum is bought in 2011 and the repair costed 3 years. This is a great place to study his lifetime and the history for Cold War. The visit is free but it will be better to make some donation because the museum is operated by a none profit organization having little income.
Written October 6, 2016
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