By Phyo Pyae Nay Chi Win

As the number of travelers coming to Myanmar grows, so does the demand for souvenirs. People want to remember their visit, and the easiest way to do that is by taking home a piece of this golden land of Myanmar. It is special to gift loved ones with a small token of one’s travels, and Myanmar truly does have some amazing and unique souvenirs. Classic items would be lacquerware, wood carvings, parasols and of course, traditional clothing. This is a list of some shops that will make your hunt for the perfect souvenir gift much easier. Happy shopping!

Credit to Pomelo
Credit to Pomelo

Pomelo
Pomelo is a not for profit business that hosts amazing crafts made by the local people of Myanmar. The artists who make the crafts are all from diverse backgrounds and they range from orphans, former sex workers, disabled people to small businesses. Their goods are made from local materials that truly captures the essence of Myanmar. Their beautiful products span from stationary, jewellery, accessories, toys to even household items and decorations.
Phone: 01295358
Address: No (89) 2nd floor, Thein Phyu Road, Botataung Township (right next to Monsoon Restaurant)
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Credit to Dacco
Credit to Dacco

Dacco
Dacco was founded in 2008 and it showcases the beautiful crafts by tribes from all over Myanmar, including Shan, Chin, Naga, Karen and much more. The main focus of their products are local fabrics and textiles, and they sell gorgeous bags, camera straps, apparel made from those materials. They also sell jewelry, sandals, baskets and household accessories.
Phone: 09260185424
Address: Room D2 (1st Floor), No.102 Aung Chan Thar Compound, Shwe Gon Daing Road
Opening Hours : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Credit to Yangoods
Credit to Yangoods

Yangoods
Yangoods is a quirky and unique brand that sells a variety of souvenirs, home decor and accessories. Although it is relatively new, people can easily recognize a Yangoods item by its colourful and bold design. The brand takes products and kicks it up a notch by combining a variety of different art styles, such as pop art, that produce a final distinctive twist to the classic Myanmar souvenir. Their most popular items include bags, stationery and artwork.
Phone: 09261076370, 09973780501
Address: No 64, Central (Main) Building, BoGyoke Market, Pabedan Township

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Credit to Karaweik Arts & Crafts
Credit to Karaweik Arts & Crafts

Karaweik Arts & Crafts
This store is located at a famous Yangon landmark which makes it convenient for tourists to pop in and have a look. They sell a variety of souvenirs such as key-chains, toys, jewellery, lacquerware, marionettes and even Myanmar styled chess boards!
Phone: 09 42112 3405
Address: In front of Karaweik Palace, Yangon

Oakkalapa King Fancy & Souvenir Shop
If you want authentic and affordable souvenirs, this is where you need to go. They sell a large range of items such as art pieces made from sand or gemstones as well as lacquerware and tapestry. They also sell jade, amber, pearls and jewellery made from those materials. They have anything that you could possibly want as a burmese gift for someone.
Phone: +95 9 788 260903
Address: No-83/91, Bo Aung Kyaw Street, Kyauktada Township
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Nandawun Souvenir Shop
It is located right beside Myanmar Book Center so it is great for tourists seeking out books about Myanmar to bring back to friends or families. There is a large selection of books written in both Burmese and English so there is something for everybody. They also sell marionette, lacquerware, keychains and other classic souvenirs!
Address: No 55, Baho Road, Corner of Baho and Ahlone Road, Ahlone Township

Nan Myint Myanmar Traditional Handicrafts
Wood carvings, silverware, bronzeware, lacquerware, authentic antiques, folk arts and curios as well as ethnic objects and beads.
Address: No. 9, 1st Floor,Myanmar Arts & Handicrafts Centre, Sayar San Plaza, Sayar San Road, Bahan Township
Phone: 01542874, 012003646
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Email: [email protected]
Website: nanmyint.com/index.html

Shinon Myanmar
General souvenirs of Myanmar available.
Address: Bogyoke Aung San Market, Pabedan Township
Phone: 0942026313
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (closed Mondays)
Email: [email protected] Website: shinon-myanmar.com

Augustine’s Souvenir Shop
More like a museum than a shop this has to be one of Yangon’s most captivating shopping destinations, packed full of intriguing antiques .
Address: 25 Thiri Mingalar Street, Kamayut Township
Phone: 01524052, 01525359
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM (MON ~ FRI), 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM (SAT)

Bagan Gift Centre
According to the owner, this shop has won awards for the quality of its goods.
Address: 101 University Avenue Road, Kamayut Township
Phone: 01534041, 01537015, 01535838
Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Website: bagangiftcentre.com

Bonton Handicrafts
Puppets, wooden carvings, and lacquerware.
Address: 149/150 Central Arcade, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Pabedan Township
Phone: 01384 573
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Lue Sky Handmade Exotic Wood & Glassware
Handmade exotic wood carvings and glass- ware. Call for an appointment before visiting.
Address: 107 Thanlwin Road, Kamayut Township
Phone: 095104086, 0973226844
Email: [email protected]

Myanmar Elephant House
Quality lacquerware and rattan items.
Address: No. 4, Building 4 near Yankin Centre,Yankin Township
Phone: 01400262, 0949328203

Myanmar Lacquerware Shop
Export-quality lacquerware items available.
Address: No. 7, 13th Street, Lanmadaw Township
Phone: 01226261
Opening Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Website: myanmarlacquerware.com

Moe Kyaw Thu Greeting Cards
Unique handmade Myanmar greeting cards. Very reasonably priced starts from K500.
Address: 192 East Wing, Bogyoke Aung San Market, Pabedan Township
Phone: 0943087634
Email: [email protected]

Yoyamay Ethnographic Textiles Gallery
Contemporary Chin textiles drawing material and design inspiration from ethnic Chin, Naga, Kachin, Karen, Akha, Burma and other ethnic groups.
Address: Room 20, Main Front Building (upstairs) Bogyoke Aung San Market, Pabedan Township
Phone: 01256411 (Ext: 792), 09450029481,
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Website: yoyamay.com
Email: [email protected]

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