Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 06:24
The sales of Myanmar handmade souvenirs shops in Bogyoke Aung San Market hit an unprecedented heigh during this high season, mainly due to the growing number of foreign tourists entering the country, shopkeepers in Bogyoke Market said.
Lacquer caskets, paintings decorated with various gems and Myanmar traditional paintings are the most popular items to the foreign tourists. The prices for lacquer caskets ranges from $5 to US10, while watercolour painting could fetch as much as $350.
Likewise, international tourists are attracted by Myanmar scenery postcards, jade products, sculptures and products made by cane, and the former Myanmar paper-money and coins with General Aung San images. Gold and silver ornament paintings are also appealing to the tourists.
The gem decorated paintings are purchased not only by the foreigners but also the local people.
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.
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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