Myanmar Products – Products of Myanmar
The best place for a casual Myanmar products shopping is the Bogyoke or Scott market in Yangon.
Just take a taxi everyone know the place, be aware that at 5 pm sharp all shops are closed. You can also change some money there. But don’t listen to the guys who approach you there and wisper ..change money… don’t do it they just will cheat you.
If you want to buy some products tell the shop people the should help you to change. Ask at least 2 shops, now US$ and EURO can be changed, forget all other currency, no one wants them.
If you are out for sophisticated shopping, casual shopping will do either go to the Bogyoke Market, this is the number 1 bazaar in the country, if you cant find it there you wont find it anywhere… you know New York, New York.
If you are strolling around in the sideways between the halls of the market to have a look for a good shopping and it happen you see a lot of guys talking in small groups, taking out some small items from the bag or the pockets, hiding it somehow suspicious, well you don’t run into a political gathering but into a open air precious stones market. Lots of ruby, sapphire,jade just name it changing hands.
The biggest problem is to carry this huge amounts of the local currency – kyats – around. US$ 1000,- – and this is not much for a good precious stone – weight easily 2 -3 kilo of kyats, the result is, most of this shopping business is done in US dollar.
You will find beautiful paintings, very decorative for your home are on
display, do a orderly bargaining, you should get it finally for about half the asking price.
Myanmar Products: Handicrafts, furniture shopping. jade shopping, marionettes, gold products, silver products, iron, bronze, brass casting, copper casting products, tapestry, exotic wood, relief, stucco, turnery; drawing, painting ,art ,silk, products, garment, lacquer ware products, sculpting, stone, marble, lapidary work, tapestries, wood carving, sandel wood products, textile, mother of pearl, tribal art, paintings, silver ware, jade, antiques and reproduction, ivory, pearls, marble carvings, gem painting, puppets, furniture, rattan, wicker, teak, logs, jewelry, ruby, sapphire, sapphire, jade, jewelry.
A ideal item when you shop for a gift for a local person is whisky, the best is Johnny Walker whisky, the best not means because its the best whisky, here everyone has his different opinions, but the Myanmars simply like it best, maybe if you have some more money to spend chivas regal is also very popular, or maybe french or italian wine. Local Beer is quite of good quality, Tiger Beer, Myanmar Beer, Mandalay Beer or the most popular.
Another excellent gift if you want to do something good for a local friend is a box of chocolate, you bring a box of chocolate and you are the sure winner, especially the ladies like it. You cant get a real good chocolate in Myanmar, the only stuff available are sugar and chemical “bombs” like mars etc.
Don’t hesitate to walk on if you think the price is to high, they will either run after you for a last ditch or you will find the same item a few shops further down.
Beautiful lacquer ware and mother of pearl creations one can find plus all kind of real antiques,
real old and very new stuff, but be careful let them issue a official invoice if you buy anything which looks old otherwise you get problems at the airport at departure. That’s the same with all kind of valuable items like gold, ruby, jade, sapphire and so on. Have a look around, its worth it.
The right place for shopping, Myanmar Burma Birma shopping mall Bogyoke Market.
Jade shopping, marionettes, gold products, silver products, iron, bronze, brass casting, copper casting products, tapestry, exotic wood, relief, stucco, turnery; drawing, painting ,art ,silk, products, garment, lacquer ware products, sculpting, stone, marble, lapidary work, tapestries, wood carving, sandal wood products.