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U Thant House

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U Thant House

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31 U Thant House Lane Enter from Inya Road, Yangon (Rangoon) 11041 Myanmar
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This specialized walking tour will provide first-hand experiences with Myanmar culture and background history of Yangon, lifestyle of Yangon people and how Yangon has transformed over the years, which factors shape life of people, and it is not merely the tour where you listen to the commentary of guide, but showing of activities such as giving Burmese names, learning how to wear Longyi (saffron) and natural cosmetic make-up Thanaka and tea at the local tea shop. The tour involve visit to old colonial buildings, ancient church, market. The tour ends in Mahabandula Park.
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GvaTourist wrote a review Apr 2020
Bangkok, Thailand154 contributions42 helpful votes
The House is located in a small lane, out of main road. The direction is not precise with Google map so I got confused and lost before eventually reached it. I used public bus and need to walked nearly one km. to arrive there. Maybe getting there with taxi is easier. Need to pay fee but couldn't remember, may be 10000 Kyats. There are display and VDO to show life of U Thant. He was very knowledgeable and seem to be very compromising during his career as UN Secretary General.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Philippe44898 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions8 helpful votes
I spent one hour this morning in the house of former UN Secretary general Mr U Thant. Few personal objects remain from the 50's, when Mr U Thant was living there, but the house is a well preserved example of British colonial architecture, and I learned a lot about U Thant's important role in some of the worse conflicts of the 20th century: the Katanga secession, the Cuba missile crisis, the conflict in the Middle East,...
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Adriana D wrote a review Jan 2020
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from U Thant H, facilitator at U Thant House
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Yes. We are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00AM-17:00AM. Please come visit us again on open day!
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YeShwe wrote a review Jan 2020
Bangkok, Thailand75 contributions23 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from U Thant H, facilitator at U Thant House
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Thank you so much for your review!
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thelonious22 wrote a review Jan 2020
Seongnam4,196 contributions696 helpful votes
U Thant House is the former residence of the third UN Secretary General that had been neglected until U Thant's grandson took it upon himself to renovate it into a small museum. Not having known anything about him before, I found the small display very informative. While nothing was flashy, it was well organized and concise. A dozen or so photos with famous leaders and celebrities decorate the house along with the descriptions of each stage of U Thant's life. It's a bit out of the way but well worth an hour stop to learn about the life of U Thant.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from U Thant H, facilitator at U Thant House
Responded Jan 20, 2020
Thank you so much for reviewing us!
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