Shopping in Mandalay

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    King Galon Gold Leaf Workshop

    The most sophisticated of Mandalay's gold-leaf workshops, King Galon offers patient explanations of the gold-pounding process, including the physically demanding pounding, without sales pressure. Also stocks a range of souvenir handicrafts and religious icons, as well as packages of thin strips of gold leaf – the kind devotees apply to Buddha statues all over the country.

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    Aung Nan

    Large workshop producing all manner of high-quality handicrafts, including wood carvings, tapestries, teak trinkets and puppets. Easily visited on a trip to Mahamuni Paya. Opposite Myohaung Warehouse.

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    Little Mandalay

    Small shop with high-quality selection of regionally made handicrafts, longyi (sarong-style lower garment) and other textile-based products such as bags and some Western-style clothes.

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    Family-run, reputable shop selling jewellery, gems and jade sourced from across Myanmar, plus lacquerware, puppets, carvings and other handicrafts.

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    Lin Lin

    The place to come if you're in the market for relatively affordable and good-quality jade, as well as rubies, sapphire and amber jewellery.

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    Sut Ngai

    Sells Kachin fabrics and costumes, aimed mainly at Kachins themselves rather than tourists.

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    The 25-storey tower that brutally overpowers the Mandalay skyline balances atop one of three horrendous neighbouring concrete 'malls', stiflingly crammed full of fabric sellers. However, the surrounding older market areas are fascinating places to wander amid piles of dried fish, sacks of chilli and giant clusters of bananas. The area begins bustling around 8am, and most shops close by late afternoon.

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    Golden Rose

    A row of four gold-leaf beaters thump away at the back of the Golden Rose shop-workshop, with visitors welcome to drop in and watch or get a full explanation of the beating process.

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    Mingalar Mandalay Shopping Centre

    The city's largest modern mall isn't much to get excited about, though it does have a bookstore with English-language books and a good selection of clothing shops.

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    Handicrafts gallery known for its lacquerware and puppets.