Your introduction to Myanmar’s customary handicrafts begins in Yangon with an expert overview at the Myanmar Art & Craft Association.
Your guide will describe ‘Pan Sel Myo,’ the ten traditional crafts of Myanmar you will likely encounter, which include blacksmithing, stone carving, painting, and bronze casting.
As an international contemporary art hub, Yangon is home to many established and up and coming artists. Meet artist Khin Maung Zaw, one of Myanmar’s most recognized watercolour artist, specialising in Buddhist monastic life and architecture. Get to know him as he shares his inspirational, personal journey while accompanying you on an insider tour of several contemporary galleries in Yangon. Conclude the gallery tour at the Strand Hotel, visiting the renowned River Gallery followed by a gourmet lunch at this historic hotel.
Considered to be the arts and crafts centre of the country, Mandalay has successfully maintained its traditional arts legacy since its glory days as the royal capital. Meet the founder behind Arts Mandalay, a non-profit foundation focused on preserving traditional classical dance, art and theatre. Learn about their passionate efforts in not only carrying on the tradition but also providing a future for young Burmese artists. Join a class at the Inwa Art School and Mintha Theatre and admire the young talented performers recreate a traditional Burmese dance repertoire.
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Discover Myanmar’s age-old handicraft traditions while visiting the key performing arts and handicrafts centres in Mandalay and Bagan. A trip to Yangon is not complete without exploring the emerging contemporary art scene with a local artist.
Let Trails of Indochina unveil the hidden secrets of Myanmar to your clients. Each year, more and more of this magical country opens up to visitors, and Trails of Indochina boasts the region’s best-established infrastructure to reveal yet undiscovered gems. The company’s local, knowledgeable team prides itself in creating totally customized itineraries to introduce travelers to Myanmar’s golden pagodas, lush vegetation, remote hill tribes and gentle, inspiring people. Headquartered in Yangon with offices in Bagan, Heho and Mandalay, Trails of Indochina can deliver unique and intergrating experiences.
Insider TipSouthern Myanmar is home to the Mergui Archipelago, a chain of over 800 pristine islands. Private sailing expeditions visit unspoiled beaches and remote islands for an off-the-beaten-path experience.
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