Local Art Venues in Nay Pyi Taw

Local Art Venues in Nay Pyi Taw

Take a cultural tour of Nay Pyi Taw, and be introduced to the brilliant local art scene of the capital of Myanmar in all its glory. From sculptural beauties to exquisite paintings to interactive installations, this city’s art offerings will impress both die-hard art lovers, as well as novice admirers. Curated by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider, here are four places in Nay Pyi Taw to visit to get your daily dose of art.

1. National Museum

Address  Yazahtarni Road, Zabu Thiri township, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Opening Hours
 9:30am to 4:30pm (except Monday)                                                                                                                                                            

Newly opened in 2015, Nay Pyi Taw’s National Museum houses a variety of Burmese art, such as traditional paintings from various time periods, contemporary artworks, as well as iconic masterpieces. A day trip to this 34-acre building will no doubt make for a fun, alternative way to learn about this country’s rich history.

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2. Gems Museum

Address  Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Opening Hours
 9:30am to 4:00 (Open Daily)                                                                                                                                                                  

Feast your eyes on the magnificent display of precious jewels at the city’s Gems Museum, situated in the Zabuthiri Township. Here, there is no shortage of rubies, sapphires, jades, and pearls. In fact, it is home to the largest pearl in the country, so this destination is clearly a must-visit.

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3. Defence Services Museum

Address Yangon-Mandalay Old Road, Zayarthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Phone Number +95 067 363 0093 
Opening Hours 10:00am to 4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                             

This may not be your typical art museum, but the Defence Services Museum’s display of historical photographs, and various monuments makes it worth a trip. Look through photographs of the Manepalaw battle, the Wanpansan air attack, and the Sisiwan-Tarpan battle, as you learn about the Air Force, and how pilots are trained.

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4. Myanmar Parliament

Address  Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar                                                                                     

With a total of 31 stunning buildings, the sheer size of the 800-acre Hluttaw complex in Nay Pyi Taw makes it a grandiose work of art in itself. They are open to visitors with free admission. However, permission must be sought from the Ministry at least five days in advance.

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