National Races Village was constructed by Ministry of Border Affairs, situated in Tharketa Township, on the left side of Yangon-Thanlyin Bridge. One can see buildings with significant symbols denoting various national races residing in the country.
There are eight different traditional houses of Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan representing different styles of attire, cultures, musics and literatures etc. If you visit a traditional house of national races, you can observe their customs and the way the houses built in different architectural styles decorated with handicrafts. There are also people in some of the houses dressed in their traditional clothing and you can see the different dress styles too.
There are also Nan Myint Tower (Watch Tower), Crocodile Firm, Bird Sanctuary, Golden Deer, Handicraft Center, Main Hall, Grand Gate, Play Ground, walkway among the Mangrove Trees and Orchid Garden in the compound. You can also see small replicas of Htokekhanthein Pagoda, Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, Mt. Zwegabin, Rih Lake, Mt. Khakaborazi, Inlay Lake, Taung Gwe Pagoda and Ngwe Taung Dam.
Festivals of the National Races are being timely taken place in the National Races Village. At that time you can see the beauty of nationals and their traditional dances. Sometimes you can meet a traditional wedding taking place, not play for tourist, but a real wedding.