Bargaining is an art long practiced in Asian countries including Myanmar . So feel free to ask for a proper discount when shopping in places where prices are not marked. Be careful in dealing with sidewalk vendors who may not offer genuine goods at fair prices. Myanmar arts and crafts , mostly pure hand-made, are best souvenirs and prices are very reasonable. Lacquer ware, wood and ivory carvings, tapestries, silverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabrics and shoulder bags are some of the favorite items. For jewelry, there are Myanmar Rubies, Sapphire, Jade and Pearl available at Myanmar Gems Shops. You should only buy from licensed Government shop.
Did You Know?
In 2006 the capital of Myanmar was moved from Yangon (formerly Rangoon) to Nay Pyi Taw.