The ancient city Bagan, one of four Burmese tourist highlights (besides Mandalay, Yangon and Inle Lake), is famous for housing more than 2,200 religious sites. However, fewer people know that it’s the center of lacquerware manufacturing in central Myanmar, so you can buy high-quality lacquerware at reasonable prices in your Bagan Myanmar tour. In additions, a wide selection of arts and crafts and souvenirs are available in many stores, which are listed below.U Ba Nyein Lacquerware WorkshopThe Workshop has a large showroom to display the best goods they have to offer. You can find here everything, from plates to cups, ashtrays to vases, jewelry boxes and furniture (lacquer tables and chairs).
Address: No. 52, Khaya Rd, Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: 061-65056
1517 Group Handicraft ShopLocated at Wet Kyi Inn village in Old Bagan, 1517 Group Handicraft Shop sells lacquerware, woodcarvings, sandalwood and Glass mosaic. If you want to watch the complicated processes making both lacquerware and wood carvings with your own eyes in your Bagan Myanmar tour, the shop will be an ideal destination.
Bagan HouseThe shop is situated in Kyansitthar ward, New Bagan. The artworks, for both sale and exhibition, are displayed in its elegant structures. Beautiful items are sold at reasonable price. Plus, its peaceful garden is attractive to visitors. You will be also invited to watch the all-stage process of lacquer making in your Myanmar travel.
Address: 9 Jasmin Rd., 1 block south of Thiri Marlar St., Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: 061-65133
Lessons Kan Wood Carving WorkshopSituated on Thiripyitsayar (4) Road in Nyaung U, the Workshop will be the must-visit place in your travel and tour Myanmar if you spend a great love on wood carvings for souvenirs or decoration. Besides shopping, you can also observe wood carving process here.
Shweleik Min Lacquerware WorkshopShweleik Min souvenir shop is situated on Bagan-Nyaung U Airport road in New Bagn and near Tamanay pagoda, selling a variety of quality lacquer products. You will be able to have a chance to watch the demonstration of making lacquerware.
Shwe War Thein Handicrafts ShopDo not miss the shop in your Bagan Myanmar tour as it is considered as one of the best souvenir shops in the region. It offers the truly exquisite items, including puppets (new and antique), chess sets, wood carvings, lacquerware, bronze pieces and gemstones. The staff members are very passionate about the products they sell; however, you will never feel pressure to buy.
Address: East of Tharabar Gate, Taung Be Village, Old Bagan.
Phone Number: 061-67032
Local MarketsIf you want to better understand the daily life of the locals and experience wonderful chaos in Burma tours, New Bagan market and Ma Ni Si Thu market in Nyaung Oo are worth visiting in your Bagan Myanmar tour. Here you can find everything: local produce, cultural items, vegetables, fresh fruits, meat and fish, as well as fabrics, pottery, crafts, rattan products, food, and flowers. The market’s full of colors and activities. It’s really interesting just to walk through and check out people and their produce and wares, taste delicious local specialties at your leisure. In the morning is the best time to visit these local markets. Note that both markets do not open on new moon day, two half-moon days and full moon days.
Ever Stand Lacquerware WorkshopThe Workshop is another good store to visit in your Bagan Myanmar tour when it comes to lacquerware. There is a wide range of impressive items and the prices are very affordable. You’ll probably be enticed to purchase at least one piece because of the special beauty of the products sold here, including vases and water jars.
Address: Wet Kyi Inn Village, Bagan, Myanmar
Phone Number: +95 61 60 214
U Tun & Daw Moe Lacquerware WorkshopLocated near Chauk-Nyaung U junction in Kyansitthar ward of New Bagan, U Tun & Daw Moe Lacquerware Workshop is an important shopping destination for lacquerware. The large showroom displays a mix of modern and traditional lacquerware, and it is possible for you to see every step of the process of making lacquerware in an adjacent workshop.
In addition to shopping for souvenirs, you can go on an excursion to pottery and lacquerware workshops in and around Bagan. The exquisite presents will make you hardly forget your travel and tour Myanmar.
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