Published on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:39
International tourists prefer to buy traditional Myanmar handmade souvenirs, according to a survey in Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon.
Lacquer-ware and gold embroidery or ornaments like lacquer-ware bracelets and gold ornamental pillow cases are the fast-moving items in souvenir shops. The average price ranges from US$5 to $10.
Handmade souvenirs are traded on the Thai-Myanmar border to Yangon as well as in the local markets.
Jade products are also popular among international tourists. Their prices vary from $3 to $1000. However, products priced at around $20 to $30 are popular among most customers.
Sales of posters have dropped as artists are creating computerised effects to the posters rather than natural ones. International tourists prefer natural photos to computerised ones.
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