Top Choice Homewares in Kyaingtong

U Mu Ling Ta

This fifth-generation, family-run shop specialises in lacquerware, from the ubiquitous, multi-coloured Bagan style, to the striking, black Kyaingtong style. Pieces start at US$10 and are made on-site, so you can get…
Arts & Crafts in Kalaw

RDS Shop

Representing the commercial wing of the Rural Development Society, this shop sells fabrics, clothing and handmade paper produced by local hill villagers. Profits go towards development projects in surrounding Shan a…
Workshop in Mandalay

King Galon

The most sophisticated of Mandalay's gold-leaf workshops, King Galon offers patient explanations of the gold-pounding process without sales pressure. Also stocks a range of souvenir handicrafts.
Workshop in Mandalay

Golden Rose

A row of four 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.
Arts & Crafts in Old Bagan

Shwe War Thein Handicrafts Shop

Just east of Tharabar Gate (and well signed off the Bagan–Nyaung U Rd) is this popular treasure trove of Myanmar trinkets. The collection includes antique and new puppets, woodcarvings, chess sets, lacquerware and b…
Lacquerware in New Bagan

Tun Handicrafts/Moe Moe’s

This family-run local business was one of the first to establish itself in New Bagan and is run by U Kan Tun and her daughter Moe Moe. The large showroom has a mix of traditional and modern lacquerware, and it is po…
Lacquerware in New Bagan

Bagan House

Worth seeking out on the backstreets, this stylish showroom has a mix of cheap and higher-priced lacquerware, as well as the usual artisans at work. Aung San Suu Kyi visited in 2012. Credit cards are accepted.
Arts & Crafts in Mandalay


Handicrafts gallery.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Mandalay

Shwe Pathein

Pathein-style parasols. Next door there's a leather-workshop and a gold-leaf shop.
Gifts & Souvenirs in Mandalay


One of Mandalay's better handicrafts shops; the goods include lacquer, puppets, carvings and stuffed ‘gold-thread’ appliqué tapestries, plus gems and jade – basically, the full gamut of traditional arts and crafts.