Souvenir

A thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.

Bogoyoke Market

This historic market is often people’s first thought for shopping. It is an interesting large tourist market though it can be hot or overwhelming for visitors. Be aware that the market’s hours are approximately 10 am to 5:00 pm. The market is closed on Mondays, holidays and every full moon day. We recommend some of the following shops: Golden Myanmar […]

Myanmar Lacquerware

Myanmar Lacquerware (commonly called 13th Street Lacquerware) is located at No. 17, 13th Street near Strand Road. http://www.myanmarlacquerware.com/. This shop has set prices but is known for quality, pure lacquerware. Look at the teacup samples on the raised counter which shows the process of creating lacquerware. Here you will also be able to find the cups woven from horsehair and […]

Nagar Glass Factory

Opened in 1948 by a master glass craftsman and his wife, the factory was left to their family of five daughters and two sons who made the factory famous for its hand-blown designs. Over the years, Nagar Glass received high-profile commissions, such as the 5ft glass eyes of the Chauk Htat Gyi Reclining Buddha. It has done work for the Strand and other high-end […]

Pomelo

Pomelo is great for one-stop shopping with beautiful, high-quality items made by local craftsmen which you will not find anywhere else.  The bonus is one knows that all the money goes to the producers and daily shop operations. Pomelo is a project providing a sales space as well as assistance with designs and education for basic business principles. After opening […]

Yangoods

Yangoods has shops in several locations across Yangon, with stores in Bagan and Mandalay as well. From their website: Yangoods is a lifestyle brand that specializes in the blending of historical art with 21st century sensibilities to revitalize Myanmar’s heritage.