Shopping in Myanmar
Myanmar Hand-crafts and Souvenirs
Myanmar is very rich with the art and it is a
good shopping place. The prices are very reasonable
and most things are cheaper than the other
countries. The price for the souvenirs in tourism
area and the street vendors are negotiable, not in
the local shopping mall, stores and restaurants.
Traditional Myanmar handicraft skills are carefully
preserved in families and passed down from
generation by generation. It is a true piece of art.
Here are some popular various crafts you can find in
- Precious stone – Jewellery
- Lacquer-ware – Silver-ware
- Bronze, Brass casting – Cupper and iron
- Woodcarving – Stone-sculpting
- Tapestry – Embroidery
- Gold leaf – Puppets
- Silk weaving – Paintings
- Textiles – Furniture, etc…
Myanmar ruby, sapphire and jade are famous in the
world for its quality. Lacquer-ware is the most
famous Myanmar traditional handicraft and Bagan and
Kyaukkar village are the best places to buy
lacquer-ware. Mandalay is the best place to buy
Puppets, Tapestry, Gold leaf, wooden craft.
Silver-ware, silk weaving can be found in Mandalay
If you bought anything of value like jewellery or
antique, please get an official purchase certificate
from the shop, this will prevent at the airport if
you are controlled.