Interesting Things When Shopping in Myanmar

Interesting things when go shopping in Myanmar: this is an useful article about shopping in Myanmar for visitors in their tour to this coun...

Interesting things when go shopping in Myanmar: this is an useful article about shopping in Myanmar for visitors in their tour to this country.


Interesting things about shopping in Myanmar: When traveling, everyone wants to have souvenir gifts for family and friends. Although it’s not a tourist destination for those who are passionate about shopping, , travelers still can easily find souvenir items like paintings, lacquer, silk, traditional Burmese cosmetics, traditional wooden dolls, especially Shan and Kanchi cloth bags, most of these products are carefully crafted so the price is quite high, but try to choose and try several products. You will be surprised by the sophistication and quality of these souvenirs.

Yangon

In Yangon, the most interesting shopping area is BogyokeAung San Market. Located in the heart of Yangon with nearly 2000 booths, it sells everything that available in Myanmar, from handicrafts, wood carvings, carpets, jewelery, silk, clothing ...

Opening hours: 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs

Address: BogyokeAung San Road, between Shwe Dagon Street and ShweBontha Street, Latha Township.

Mandalay



Typical products in Mandalay are sculptures and statues.

One of the best places to buy sculptures in Mandalay is Amara Waddy Market.

Inle Lake

Like many other cities in Myanmar, Inle Lake does not have modern shopping centers. Intha people live on lakes exchanging merchandise in floating markets, selling all the goods made by the villages around the lake. Tourists can buy special roll cigarettes, thakhana powder, cloth bags, paper bags ....

Bagan


Products that tourists should buy in Bagan are lacquer ware. In the village of Myinkaba in Bagan, there are more than 600 cottage households and you can buy a unique lacquer ware here without worrying about quality.

Some note:

- Tourists should ask price, bargain for the better price, even at listed stores.

- Do not buy ancient Buddha statue or Buddha statue which looks very old, Myanmar Customs will retain them.

- If it is gold, silver and gems, you should buy in licensed stores and must keep the receipts.


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