Instead of being used for this purpose however, it houses many different artefacts from Myanmar’s history, that are significant to the Bagan Period. You will find woodcarvings, stucco works, terracotta, metal works, stone sculptures, and lacquer works among others.
There is also a showroom here which displays some of the clothes that were worn during this period in the country’s history and there are also many pieces of art on display. The ground floor is just the beginning of this incredible museum and as you travel up to the second floor by an incredible marble staircase you are going to see display rooms that have a religious theme.
There are many different Buddhist statues all of which have different meanings. You will learn about how the Buda being in different positions means different things and all of this will be very interesting for a visitor. There is also more art on display on this floor in a small art gallery, many of the pieces of art in it have religious themes to them.
While you are on the second floor of the museum it is also possible to step out onto the flat roof which gives you a fantastic view over the surrounding area. This part of Myanmar is particularly famous for being the home to many pagodas and from this roof perspective you will be able to see many of them. The view up here is quite spectacular and is something you certainly shouldn’t miss while you are visiting.
One of the best things about visiting this museum is a statue that can be found in front of the museum. This is a huge bronze creation that stands in the centre of the lawn and it depicts the king of the country, King Pyusawhti, who ruled during the second and third century. He is a hero in Myanmar and it is believed that he defended the city by slaying five enemies who kept attacking it.
There are two incredible museums in this part of Myanmar and one of them is over 1000 years old. If you are coming to the country would be well worth visiting both of these places as they give you a unique insight into the history of this ancient country.