Myanmar Marionettes

Best things to buy in Myanmar

Ready to shop? There are so many interesting and incredible gifts and souvenirs that you can bring back home from Myanmar. Myanmar has so much great food, breathtaking landscapes, incredibly friendly people and quality products. Myanmar is waiting to sell you the best souvenirs you can ever have. Since there are so many things to choose, you might wonder which are the best choices for you. Here are the best things to buy in Myanmar.

Marionettes (Yoke the’)

Myanmar Marionettes
Myanmar Marionettes

Marionettes are one of the best souvenirs and you can bring them home as a piece of Myanmar. There are 27 colorful characters and mythical creatures in a Burmese marionette troupe. The craftsmanship of the marionettes are incredible and they reflect the country’s art and heritage. Many tourists usually buy many marionettes as souvenirs and you would love to buy one as well.

Where to get one

If you are planning to buy one in Yangon, you can go and get one in Bogyoke Aung San Market and Yoeyarzay. If you are planning to visit Bagan, you can find plenty of marionettes all over the Bagan Land. The price are reasonable but you need to negotiate the price a bit if you are buying at Bogyoke Market. Yoeyarzay is a online marketplace for Myanmar traditional handicrafts and souvenirs and you can check the Marionettes price online.

Marionettes display at yoeyarzay
Marionettes display at yoeyarzay

Lacquerware

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Lacquerware are the best gift that you can give to your friends and families. The amazing designs and detail patterns are marvelous and unique. You can not only buy lacquerware but also explore at the lacquerware workshops which you can easily find in Bagan. Bagan is the center for the lacquerware industry where the handicraft is practices in the traditional manner. You will be warmly welcome and you can take you time to see how they produce lacquerware.

Where to get one

If you are willing to get handmade lacquerware, the best place to buy them is at the lacquerware workshops. The handmade lacquerware are quite expensive but you can get the best quality products. You can also get them at the Bogyoke Market and shopping malls.

Gold Embroidery – Shwe Chi Hto

Myanmar Gold embroidery
Myanmar Gold embroidery

The gorgeous Gold Embroideries are the best wall decoration for your home. The art pieces of Myanmar tapestries are woven with silver and gold thread and the deliciated art pieces are breathtakingly beautiful. These are one of the best handicrafts in Myanmar and the exquisite-craft-works are the best souvenir to bring back home.

Where to get one

You can the gold Embroidery at Bogyoke Market and you can also get one at the gold embroidery workshops.

Pathein Umbrella

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These Umbrella are unique and the brightly colored umbrellas are the best decoration for your home. There are plenty of sizes , so you can choose the suitable size for you to put in your luggage. Your friends will also love these Pathein Umbrella because those will make your home lively and stylish.

Where to get one

You can get one at Bogyoke Market and also in Pathein as well. You can explore the umbrella making process at the workshop as well. Also you can order online from Yoeyarzay.

Textiles

There are many different ethnic minorities in Myanmar and each ethnic group has its own traditional textiles. Different textiles from different ethnic group has different pattern and handmade textiles have the best quality. You can purchase them and you can transform them into custom made clothing. Or, you can just keep them and decorate your home with them.

Where to get one

You can get them at the shopping malls, clothing stores and Bogyoke Market.

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