Buddhist Museum

Buddhist Museum, Sittwe: Address, Buddhist Museum Reviews: 4/5

Buddhist Museum
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Magpieshavecome
6 contributions
Decent way to spend half an hour in Sittwe
Jan 2020 • Friends
Government run museum full of Buddha statues, mostly with no signs.

The few English signs are badly written, and most exhibits have no signs at all, which is a shame given how many beautiful statues they have.

All kept in one large room in a beautiful building. The architecture and grounds outside here is the highlight.

5,000 kyats entry fee for foreigners, free for Myanmar citizens. Foreigners have to sign a register book. It appears that the museum does not get many foreign visitors. Not surprising, this is Sittwe after all.
Written January 12, 2020
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Martin B
Bratislava, Slovakia54 contributions
Interesting museum
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Buddhist museum in Sittwe is interesting, it has collection of various different items up to 400 hundred years old, such as Buddha statues, coins, banknotes, small sculptures of animals used as weights, paraphernalia and various religious objects. However, all collection is rather chaotically displayed and we missed at least basic English explanation.
Written January 12, 2019
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN3,689 contributions
A bit interesting
Jan 2018 • Friends
We came here because the cultural museum was closed. A very run down building with the artifacts on the second floor. The building smells very moldy and the display cases were extremely dirty. The historical aspect of the pieces was just amazing and you would think that they would take better care of their collection.
Written January 10, 2018
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nomadale
New York City, NY223 contributions
Interesting but somewhat odd
Nov 2016 • Friends
Housed in an old colonial-style building this dusty museum holds an odd assortment of old Buddha images, pottery, old and new currency, foreign and local, and other things. It's a 20 minute visit at most but if you're passing by, why not?
Written November 23, 2016
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John H
42 contributions
Sort of OK
Jan 2016 • Business
The monk who runs this place is a raging nationalist. He should be given credit for his compassion to Arakanese Buddhist orphans, but compassion stops at that ethnic line.
Written September 18, 2016
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Lokendra R
Sittwe, Myanmar12 contributions
The best place to study history of Rakhin Buddhism in Myanmar
Sep 2015 • Solo
You can see the different ancient antiques related to Buddhist in Rakhin state of Myanmar. If you are interested to study anthropological aspects of Rakhin state, this place can be the best place to see all at once.
Written August 5, 2016
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Gerben H
Rotterdam, The Netherlands146 contributions
small, but cosy
Feb 2016 • Couples
This is your typical Sittwe experience. Nothing big or fancy, but a really authentic and nice small museum
Written March 28, 2016
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Norma S
Deddington, UK113 contributions
Pleasant way of whiling away an hour
Feb 2016 • Solo
Little explanation in English. Dusty and quite dark, but some interesting pieces and local costumes.
Written March 5, 2016
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