Today, the Tourist Burma Building opens its door to the public for the first time after two years of renovation. Showcasing some of Myanmar’s most beautiful handmade crafts including traditional textiles, gold jewellery, traditional lacquerware and more, these beautiful handcrafts will be available for sale at the crafts market along with fun activities for kids throughout the Craft Weekend (September 14th – 15th) from 10 am to 5 pm.

Turquoise Mountain was established in 2006 to revive historic areas, traditional crafts and communities, in order to provide jobs, education and a renewed sense of pride. Since 2014, it has been working in Myanmar, combining heritage-led regeneration in Yangon’s downtown area to support and revive a traditional craft industry spread across the country.

Explore Myanmar’s artisans, learn about their creative processes, and visit the photo exhibition of the renovation processes of the historic Tourist Burma Building.

Hla Day , Yoyamay, Black Elephant Studio, LUSH Magazine Myanmar and the Rangoon Tea House with its food pop-up join forces to represent the best surveillance to the visitors and artisan lovers.

The Artisan Workshop Visiting will be also available from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 4pm. Email Turquoise Mountain for more information.

Here are some pictures from the opening event today at Tourist Burma Building, Sule Pagoda Road.

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Min Ye Kyaw
Matt worked with MYANMORE for four years covering a wide range of topics.

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