Inside Burma Tours
Arts & crafts of Mandalay

Arts & crafts of Mandalay

Learn about Mandalay's traditional crafts as you tour the city's workshops and meet expert craftsmen.

From the days when Mandalay was the seat of kings and the work of its craftsmen graced the Royal Court, traditional crafts have been handed down from generation to generation. As you visit workshops you'll learn more about the city's cottage industries, observing the production of wood carvings, kalaga tapestries, and gold leaf using techniques unchanged over centuries.

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Arts & crafts of Mandalay

located in Mandalay

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