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– Discovering art galleries of Yangon
– Meeting and having conversations with self-taught artists
– Visiting the local Bokyoke market
A full-day tour dedicated to the discovery of many different galleries to give you a glimpse of Burmese contemporary art.
Visit the art galleries of Yangon, where you’ll meet and learn about the visions of self-taught artists from all over the country.
Our guide will first take you to the River Gallery, Myanmar’s premier art space, located in downtown Yangon and home to works by the country’s leading artists. It’s also a source for news and views about Myanmar’s art scene and a platform to discover and promote emerging artists.
The next gallery is Bo Aung Kyaw gallery, founded by well-known artist Khin Zaw Latt and his wife artist Ohmmar in February 2012. We strongly recommend that you take some time to have a meaningful discussion with the artists and listen to their life stories and their perception of the country. These extremely talented people are impressive, as they are mainly self-taught artists seeking to express their visions and feelings in any form of art.
Your driver will then take you to the Bokyoke market, where you can discover more art galleries and local handicrafts. There are more than 2,000 stores to explore, offering the largest selection of craftworks and typical products from all over the country. You can find fabrics, gemstones (jade, rubies, and sapphires), basketry and woven bamboo, lacquerware, puppets, or antiques…
English Speaking Guide
Bogyoke market closes on Mondays, full moon days and public holidays.
Official Language: Burmese
Capital: Nay Pyi Daw
Economic Capital: Rangoun
Surface: 678 528 km2
Population: 51 million
Currency: Kyat (MMK)
Telephone code: +95
No vaccination is required. However, it is recommended to protect yourself against hepatitis A and B (ask your doctor for advice). We advise you to bring your own:
of a broad-spectrum antibiotic;
of your usual medications if you are undergoing treatment;
an anti-diarrheal and an intestinal antiseptic (Intetrix, Immodium…);
a protective cream against mosquitoes;
moisturizing sunscreen, lip stick;
a healing ointment and a local antiseptic.
Burmese is a monosyllabic tonal language of the Tibeto-Burmese group, of Sino-Tibetan origin. It is spoken by 80% of the population. English remains the administrative language.
Hello : mingala ba
Goodbye : ta ta
Thank You : tjay zu tim ba deh
Pay the Bill: beh lauk tja thaleh
How much it cost ? : da beh laulleh
I don’t understand : namalebabu
My name is : tjanaw nammeh
Where are the toilets ? : ein tha be hma leh ?
I don’t understand Burma : bama lo na maleh ba bu
Do you speak English ? : khin mya Pyinthit lo pyaw dat thalah ?
Market : zei
Museum : pyadai
Hotel : hotel
For digital cameras, provide sufficient memory cards, a spare battery and your charger. Voltage 220V with several types of plugs possible: two flat plugs, two round plugs or three plugs. Plan to bring a universal adapter. A UV filter will be an effective protection for your purpose.
Concerning drones in Myanmar:
To date, it is forbidden to import a drone into the country itself for recreational use.
Travelers can have their device confiscated at the entrance of the country. They will be returned out of the
country (leaving the same airport on arrival).