Bagan House Lacquerware Shop

Bagan House Lacquerware Shop

Bagan House Lacquerware Shop
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Janice C
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
On arrival we were shown how the lacquer was produced. The worker ripped the bamboo by holding it with his feet and produced fine strips to weave and then lacquer. A warehouse full of wonderful items.
Written 14 September 2022
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Gunawan T
Jakarta, Indonesia99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I went to Myanmar well before Corona pandemic. Love this country's sceneries and its handy crafts. However, I didn't shop much since I am not an ordinary person who just grabs items from any shops. I like something unique and artistic. From my trip, I must admit Bagan House is one of the few best shops who offers something unique and more artistic design. Their designs are very exquisite. They don't look cheap.

My trip in this country was very short (8 days only) and missed shopping there until I came back home and browsed through Bagan House website. Ms. Maw Maw, the owner was very helpful. She was very patience in helping me shopping there. She asked her staff to chat with me and chose ones I like using video call.

She also suggested me the best courier service she knows of. This courier company was also helpful.

Ms Maw Maw arranged the goods that I wanted to buy and wrapped them individually, properly and professionally.

Their products are cheap but considering the quality they offer, it is worth buying from them. So if you look something unique and not a cheap looking stuffs, Bagan House is the shop.

I would like to extend my appreciation to both of you. You have made my day!. you materialize the items I want to have during this pandemic where people can't travel!

Thank you and good luck!
Written 24 September 2020
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THUNDERHORSE
Staten Island, NY411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Was so glad to witness the lacquerware professional process and excellent lecture with visual aides. Now one can make an informed decision when making purchases which we did. It also accentuates the appreciation of such a intricate time consuming art. Bought several beautiful pieces in their shop.
Written 1 March 2020
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Daniel S
Snyder, TX33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
I went on this solo and a frenchman joined the tour. It helped we were both very curious about the process, so they took the time to show us additional things that normally are not on the tour. It's an incredibly labor intensive process and quite a few fumes associated with it. But I really enjoyed taking the time to go and visit this place and pick up a few gifts for family.
Written 29 February 2020
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inascully
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia765 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Just across Bagan View Hotel. We bought 2 small lacquerware items for the price of $10=15,000ks & they gave us 2 lacquer bracelets as a free gifts. Wonderful gesture! We were there for only 15mins & did watched some craftsmen doing their job. Price depends on the quality of the products.
Written 7 February 2020
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,772 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It's not my kind of thing, so I wasn't too excited about it but the workshop was interesting and the explanation was good. We were welcome to walk around and watch the workers at each stage. If you are interested in buying, there is an excellent selling gallery with very non pushy staff and there was complimentary tea at the comfy sitting area.
All in all a very pleasant visit.
Written 6 February 2020
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ZakRaphEm
Montreal, Canada153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Yoy need to learn how they do it and i am not talking about chinese reproduction.
This is the real thing in Myanmar .
They will explain how the make it and how they teint it..all the process.
And it is up to you if you want to buy.
Go there and have a look..
Written 22 January 2020
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jhkjaer
Copenhagen, Denmark31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Conveniently located across the street from my hotel - Bagan View. This place has such a variety of lacquerware that I was almost lost from the choices. Luckily the staff could explain to me the different techniques and materials they used for various items.

The have traditional umbrellas too that look absolutely awesome. I have them hanging in my livingroom and when the sunlight hits, the design lights up and it is breathtaking.

I really enjoyed their classic goldleaf on the inside and black lacquer on the outside. I put little tea candles in there it warms up any room with a beautiful glow.
Written 16 October 2019
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Nika
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
First we got some explananation from a guide named Phu phu. Her english was very good and she was very friendly. She firstly explained how the lacquerware was made and then we got to see the different stages of the process. One guy made a bracelet for us and another one made a drawing on our phone cases. After that we bought some things in the shop. Quiet expensive but definetely worth it! We even got some presents afterwards because they were so happy that we bought stuff.
Written 24 August 2019
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sotruesotrue
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We didn't know what to expect and in fact we weren't even going to visit the place but, in the end, we had some time to kill so paid them a visit. How worth it!

You get a demonstration of how the pieces are made, the materials, the techniques, colours... So interesting and fun. The workshop is really lovely and it's a nice break from temple-exploring not to mention you witness some real artistry (the way they make those drawings is incredible).

We got talking to the owner, Maw Maw, who was so knowledgeable, genuine and charming. We had a wonderful chat with her (literature, politics, miss world pageant...).
We probably spent about 40 minutes in the shop as there was so much to see and ended up buying a number of gorgeous pieces, including the most beautiful statue of Buddha which will be taking a centre place in our home.

When we got back to our hotel, we told the hotel manager about our visit to the lacquerware worship and he told us Maw Maw in fact does a lot of work for the Bagan community and spoke very highly of her.

We are so happy we visited the Lacquerware Workshop and very highly recommend it.

We visited in December 2015, TripAdvisor doesn't let me pick up this date on the review form, though.
Written 3 July 2019
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