Bagan is famous for its beautiful Lacquerware
Bagan is well-known for lacquerware products. There are plenty of lacquerware workshops and shops to visit in Bagan. This cottage industry dates back to 12th Century A.D and runs in Burmese families where fathers pass it on to their sons as a tradition.
Bamboo taken from the forests in Chin state are used as the base to make these masterpieces and lacquer is applied at several stages to get the finishing touch.
Any horsecart or taxi driver will be happy to bring you to the lacquerware shop of your choice because they will get a commission when you buy lacquerware products