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Buddha Museum Review

The Shan ethnic group has its own unique culture but, because this is a government-run museum, you'll find no symbols of it here. Instead, eye Buddha images before turning your attention to the building itself, a teak-and-brick mansion that was once home to Sao Shwe Thaike; he was the 33rd and last Shan king and the first president of independent Burma, from 1948 to 1962, until the junta coup d'état.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Museum Rd. (Haw St.) near Myawady Rd., Inle Lake
  • Cost: $2
  • Hours: Weds.–Sun. 10–4
  • Location: Inle Lake
Updated: 05-31-2013

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