Handicrafts

FXB Myanmar

An interesting selection of wood, metal and textile products, and candles. The products are made by former sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS. The organisation uses the profits from sales to fund rehabilitation programs, daily cost of living support and preventative education programs. Open daily from 9am to 5:30pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


FXB Myanmar
No.457, Pyay Road, Kamayut Tsp.
Tel: 95-1-502 178
Nandawun

Gems, tapestries, silks, silverware, lacquerware, minority costumes, wood carvings, paintings, marionettes, and rare editions of books of Myanmar. Open daily from 9am to 6pm


Nandawun
No.55, Corner of Baho Road & Ahlone Road, Ahlone Tsp
Tel: 95-1-221 271, 212 409
Art & Deco

Made by residents of a Women’s Home in the same compound. The products on sale are of high quality and include smart costume jewellery, created by a French design team. Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on weekends from 10:30am to 5pm.


Art & Deco
No.113, Thanlwin Road
Tel: 95-1-527 151, 537 158
J's Irrawaddy Dream

An interesting variety of top quality and exclusive products made in Myanmar, some of which feature clever designs. Specialises in fashion and artefacts. First Floor, The Strand Annex in 2007. Open daily from 8am to 6:30pm.


J's Irrawaddy Dream
No.92, Strand Road, First Floor, The Strand.
Tel: 95-1-243 377 ( Ext-1812 ), 220 284

Antiques

Augustine's

High quality and often unusual antiques. Excellent value. Open in the afternoon and also by appointment. Cash only, through arrangements can be made for payment via The Strand for its guests. Open from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on weekdays, 2pm to 7pm on weekends and public holidays.


Augustine's
No.23/A, Thiri Mingalar Street, Pyay Road
Tel: Tel: 705 969, 09 80 34132
Daw Mya Mya Sein

Wonderful items with superb taste. Specialises in antique lacquer ware. Set in a typical Burmese house and you are welcome to visit the shrine room. It is run by a former Shan princess, Madame Sein. Open daily from 9am to 5pm.


Daw Mya Mya Sein
No.11, Thiri Zeyar Street, Bauk Htaw, Pyi Tharyar
Tel: 95-1-542 505
Madame Thair

Expensive but beautiful items. Madame Thair is quite a character! Open daily from 10am to 5pm.


Madame Thair
No.649, Myakanthar Street, 5 1/2 Mile, Pyay Road
Tel: 95-1-526 140

Lacquerware & Rattan

Myanmar Lacquerware Shop

Export quality lacquerware items and a favourite of expats. Charming gifts at reasonable prices.


Myanmar Lacquerware Shop
No.7, 13th Street, Lanmadaw Tsp
Tel: 95-1-226 261
Myanmar Elephant House

Export quality lacquerware and rattan products for smart decorating ideas. 519/A, Thirimingalar Street, Pyay Road ( Off ), Kamayut Township. Open daily from 10am to 8pm.


Myanmar Elephant House
Factory, Showroom
Tel: 95-1-535 231, 537 706

Art Galleries

River Gallery

Off the lobby at The Strand, River Gallery features a selection of beautiful works by Myanmar's leading contemporary artists. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.


River Gallery
Strand Hotel Annex
Tel: 95-1-243 377 ( Ext: 1810 )
New Treasure Art

The artist/owner of this gallery, Min Wai Aung, is internationally renowned, and has exhibited internationally. The gallery features water colours and oils. Some of Min Wai Aung’s are displayed at The Strand. Open daily from 10am to 5pm.


New Treasure Art
No.84/A, Thanlwin Street
Tel: 95-1-542 776
Beik Thano

Beautiful and fascinating exhibits, from a range of artists. U Tin Win & Daw Sandar will be happy to share with you their passion for Myanmar art. Both are knowledgeable about the Myanmar art scene and speak excellent English. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.


Beik Thano
No.113/3B, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Tel: 95-1-542 560
Golden Valley Art Centre

A large collection representing a variety of artists in a charming setting. Open every day except Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Only Myanmar kyats accepted.


Golden Valley Art Centre
No.54 D, Golden Valley
Tel: 95-1-513 621

Silver and Jewelry

Aung Kyaw Oo Silver Shop

Regarded as the best silverware in Yangon. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays.


Aung Kyaw Oo Silver Shop
No.450, Thein Byu Road
Tel: 95-1-394 890
Golden Myanmar Jewelry

Modern, contemporary designs and quality loose stones available at competitive prices. Ms Khin Thida is an international gem dealer. Also available by appointment at The Strand through guest services. Open daily at Bogyoke Aung San Market from 10am to 4:30pm.


Golden Myanmar Jewelry
Scott Market
Tel: 95-1-253 114
Loupe Colored Stone & Jewelry

Beautiful Myanmar gems in unique, contemporary designs at affordable prices. Every creation exhibits unique charm. Top quality craftsmanship with hand-picked quality stones. Open daily from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Loupe Colored Stone & Jewelry
No.75, Nawarut Building Ground Fl, Scott Market
Tel: 720 636, 09-503 8505
Myanmar VES

A big exporter of jewellery to the west. Factory tours arranged. Open daily from 9am to 4pm.


Myanmar VES
No.66, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Tel: 95-1-661 902, 666 770
Gems Museum

Operated by the Ministry of Mines. There are 80 outlets on the first two floors and the third floor is a museum. Open to the public. Near Kaba Aye Pagoda and Myanmar VES. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm, closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Gems Museum
Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Tel: 95-1-665 169

Other purpose of Interest

Mya Malar

Specialises in Myanmar textile. The best range of Myanmar longgyis from all ethnic areas. Ladies silk longgyis & scarves displayed upstairs. Open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.


Mya Malar
No.137, West Wing, Bogyoke Market
Tel:
Bagan Bookshop

wonderful and eclectic range of books about Myanmar as well as many old, secondhand books all crammed into a small shop in downtown Yangon. It is operated by the son of its late owner, U Ba Kyi, who speaks perfect English and will be happy to tell you stories about Yangon and Myanmar. Open daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm.


Bagan Bookshop
No.100, 37th Street, Yangon
Tel: 95-1-377 227, 09-511 7470