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Address: 66 Kaba Aya Pagoda Road, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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Gems, gems and more gems

We visited th gems museum but never made it to the actual museum as got caught up viewing and bargaining for jewellery on the lower floors. Found the rings to be very lightweight... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2016
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We visited th gems museum but never made it to the actual museum as got caught up viewing and bargaining for jewellery on the lower floors. Found the rings to be very lightweight with little gold. It was explained that the main feature are the gems which we understood but did still think the rings were flimsy. Be prepared to... More 

Thank Calamari1041
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

The top floor of this building is a very interesting, albeit small gems museum with lots of examples of gems and minerals from Myanmar in various states of being fashioned and includes a light up map model that shows you where each type comes from. It is airconditioned and reasonably easy to find. Afterwards there are multiple floors beneath you... More 

Thank malcolm b
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Did not visit the museum after reading all its unfavorable reviews. We went to the Gems Mart; a good place to visit and shop for precious gems. Be prepared to negotiate when buying gems in order to get good bargains. Disappointed as was having high expectation with regards to the range of collection of precious gems at Gems Mart. Spend... More 

3 Thank Soursquirm
Sanur, Indonesia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This gems museum consist of 3 floors of gem shops and a top floor where the museum is. You pay 5 usd entrance. But the one floor is well worth seeing, some stones are outright spectacular and show Myanmars richness.

Thank Taco d
Sacramento, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I was traveling with a friend who is very interested in gem stones, so this was a destination stop for her while we were in Yangon. The museum itself has a fair display of stones, both cut and set into jewelry, however the only displays that were really beautiful were the three that had diorama like pictures with carved figures... More 

Thank rita and bob s
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I wouldn't say this is worth a trip to see for itself - we only came here since we had some time to kill enroute to the airport. The famous stones are actually removed and sent to the new government capital city they're developing so you only just see a photo of it! Disappointing

Thank globetrekker88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Good place to find good quality gem stones at reasonable price. Best check out the various stalls on the ground floor for good bargains. Remember to ask for free gifts when you make a purchase.

1 Thank Edwin S
Singapore, Singapore
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370 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We didn't really visit the museum but went to all the shops on the ground floor - spent a fair amount of time there and didn't really feel the need to go up to the 2nd and 3rd levels. They have a good range of stones and jewellery, right from Aquamarine and Onyx to the Myanmar Star Ruby. You need... More 

Thank Divya1526
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258 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The actually museum is small and not that much to see nor is it impressive. most of the building is just full of small stands selling low grade jewelry, no need to visit.

Thank yotsu
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Firstly, there are 2 buildings at this compound. The newer Gem Trade Centre (with higher prices and sometimes better quality) and the older Gem Museum (more bargains if you know what you're looking for and have a good eye). Trick of the trade, shops on the ground floor are often the most expensive. Try those on the 2nd and 3rd... More 

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