Heritage Gallery

Heritage Gallery, Yangon (Rangoon): Tickets, Tours, Address, Heritage Gallery Reviews: 4/5

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shutt3rbug
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia82 contributions
Buy with confidence
Dec 2019
There are actually two Heritage Gallery shops in Bogyoke Aung San market, one on the upper floor (FMI side) and the other on the upper floor of the north wing. Both are owned by the same family and are usually manned by the sons of Than Htun, a true gentleman who wrote the excellent book Lacquerware Journeys: The Untold Story of Burmese Lacquer. If you are lucky you may find the author in the shop where he is always happy to discuss the interesting history of Myanmar and share his knowledge of antique lacquerware and other interesting Burmese objects.

I highly recommend you consider purchasing the book if he still has any in stock as it is now difficult to find and quite expensive to source on Amazon.

In dealing with both outlets I found them to be honest and knowledgable, offering a rich assortment of genuine vintage and antique objects at realistic prices. I experienced an issue with one of my purchases a couple of days later and was offered a full refund or exchange with another product. Needless to say I ended up buying even more items from them and will definitely be back to purchase again when next in Yangon!
Written January 4, 2020
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Wawa Chi Chi
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar357 contributions
Very fair prices
Sep 2018 • Solo
If you are looking for vintage and a piece of Rangoon and village/folk art then this is the place to be. The owner is well versed in English and offers really good prices - I am a long term foreigner living in Yangon and have been to many vintage stores and this is probably the best in terms of prices esp when you are a casual collector. Items range from MMK10-50,000 depending on condition, rarity and type. For eg; some of the vintage lacquer tiffin from monastery are priced from MMK15,000 to MMK30,000 for the biggest version. I got a beautiful colonial era walking stick with brass handle for MMK50,000. And a simple grandfather clock from Japan at MMK40,000.
I didn't have to ask for discounts, he offered them to me.
Written September 24, 2018
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
a variety of artifacts
Nov 2017 • Solo
it is located on the 1st floor of the old bogyoke market. is has a wide range of artifacts paintings and carfts. all very neatly laid out. the staff speak english.this is a tourist area and the prices are tourist prices. so you need to use your bargaining skills to get a good rate.
Written November 22, 2017
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sactokw
Northern Cal909 contributions
Interesting historical picture gallery upstairs
Feb 2017
Really enjoyed seeing the historical pictures of Yangon. It is one room on 2nd floor, very easy to miss from the street. These should be in a museum. If you have 20-30 minutes and you like history, this is a great stop.
Written February 18, 2017
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joe s
Ferndale, CA41 contributions
Lacquerware Gem in Yangon
Dec 2016 • Friends
The owner is a delight and has written the definitive book on Burmese Lacquerware named "Lacquerware Journeys." HIs shop has old ware from all regions and is really a museum. You can find wonderful folk art here as well as many objects reflecting the culture to bring home.
This is not your ordinary curio shop.
Written January 29, 2017
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