Made In Mandalay Shopping Tour

Mandalay is the home of the Burmese craft movement, with workshops all over the city producing everything from Buddha statues and gold leaf to tapestries and slippers.


As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm Your tour will start bright and early at 08:00 after meeting your super friendly guide, we’ll lead you to our first stop of the day, a gold leaf-making workshop. The Burmese love gold and later on we’ll visit the famous statue that’s become known as lumpy Buddha because locals and tourists have added so much gold leaf to it over the years that it has become misshapen. Watch the master craftsmen at work as they hammer the gold down into paper-thin gold leaf, which can often take up to eight hours.

After all that bling, we’ll visit a nearby showroom for a bamboo paper-making demonstration, which is still done all by hand by local experts. At each stop, there will be time to make any purchases that you wish to make. A 15-minute drive through the city in our air-conditioned van will take us to our next port of call, a stone carving workshop where you’ll observe how Buddha images are expertly carved from stone and concrete.

Then we’re off to check out a wood carving and tapestry studio where you can shop for a vast array of colourful and traditional handicrafts and intricate tapestries. They also sell some gorgeous jade products here, as well as traditional puppets, elaborate Buddha statues and animal statues that make for fabulously authentic souvenirs and unique gifts for loved ones back home.

After that, we will have a chance to visit the beautiful Mahamyatmuni pagoda to admire the lumpy Buddha and perhaps add a sliver of gold leaf yourself. After all that shopping, it’s time to grab a mid-morning snack at a delightful local tea shop where you’ll try local tea and our famous Mandalay tea leaf salad.

Our last stop of the day will be Myint Myint Khin Htoe Mont, where you can taste many kinds of traditional snacks and treats from the region. On the way, we’ll visit an awesome slipper-making factory owned by a local family where you will have a chance to make your own slippers to take away. Your guide will then take you back to where we started, shopping bags in-hand. Before you go, don’t forget to ask for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in magical Mandalay.


  •  Visit traditional artisan craft workshops and observe gold-leaf and tapestry making, stone and wood carving and lots more
  •  Acquire unique and beautiful souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones
  •  Meet the talented locals who make handicrafts their livelihood and learn about the process involved in their creation
  •  Find workshops that are difficult to find on your own with a local guide by your side
  •  Sample delicious Burmese sweet treats at a popular local shop


48 Hours
3.5 Hours
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Operating Hours

Tour Starts Time: 08:00hrs

Duration: 3.5 Hours

What You Get


  •  Transportation in a private air-conditioned van
  •  Local English-speaking guide
  •  Local tea or water
  •  Tea leaf salad and traditional sweet snacks


  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips or gratuities for your guide
  • Camera fees at the Mahamyatmuni pagoda

Additional Information

  • What to wear: Modest clothing, easy slip on shoes
  • This is a child-friendly tour. 
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
  • Child Price: Age 6-11 years old
  • Meeting Point: In front of the Oway Grand Hotel, No. 624, 78th Street, Bet: 30th x 31st, Chan Aye Tharsan Township, Mandalay, Myanmar.

How To Use 

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for this activity
  • This voucher is only valid on the date and time specified

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

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