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U Thant House

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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...more
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31 U Thant House Lane | Enter from Inya Road, Yangon (Rangoon) 11041, Myanmar
+95 9 321 00785
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great museum showing how, at a crucial time during the Cold War, it was a Burmese diplomat who led the U.N. and calmed global nerves over the Cuban missile crisis and numerous other significant world events. It’s U Thant’s old house and is managed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 632adams
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited U Thant House on a quiet Sunday morning. We had a guided tour of the home and told many stories of the life of U Thant. An interesting piece of history not only for Myanmar but the world.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Julene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum, housed in the former UN Secretary-General's residence, chronicles the life and beliefs of U Thant. U Thant House tells the growth and realization of the Burmese statesman from a moderate headmaster to the sophisticated diplomat in Manhattan. His message of humility, empathy...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Leonhkny
Reviewed August 11, 2019

I was extremely moved by the exhibition which is about one of the most important figures in history. U Thant's House is a very very special place. The photographs and words in both Burmese and English are excellently displayed. The film about his life is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Johnphilp51
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

Must visit place when you’re in Yangon , a good place , quiet and learn how’s thing going set the history of U Thant’s life . Pls dun be missed it !

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cedericl2017
Reviewed June 20, 2019

Well designed spaces with good information. The internal transcripts on the Cuban Missile Crisis were particularly interesting. The girl on duty explained the photos of U Thant very well. I also enjoyed talking to her about Yangon University, where she’s currently taking her Masters at....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to drop by U Thant House, in a bid to escape from the scorching heat! I must say I was blown away and definitely enjoyed my visit. It was one of the highlights of Yangon, to experience the calm...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kalenepek
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Came here on a weekend...it’s a bit hard to get to...don’t stop until you see the big sign that says “u Thant house”...our taxi initially dropped us off at the house next door to it (private property). The house is itself is a reconstruction and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank play_doh10
Reviewed May 14, 2019

After 18 months as a resident of Yangon I finally got round to visiting this museum dedicated to the life of the 3rd Sec Gen of the UN. It has been open for a short time only. It is relatively light on details, artefacts and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank michaelfU5445HL
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Definitely a place to visit when you're visiting Yangon or whether you're a local. Informational plaques detailing U Thant's life are located all throughout the house. Exhibits show originals and facsimiles of important documents and trinkets from his life. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 9, 2019|
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Response from U Thant H | Property representative |
Greetings from U Thant House! The entrance fees is 10,000MMK per international visitors and voluntary donations for Myanmar citizens. We are open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and by appointments. Thank you.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from paulsckung | Reviewed this property |
Locals are free, if u r foreigner, you have to pay
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April 27, 2017|
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Response from U Thant H | Property representative |
All Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, unless there is a special event (unlikely).