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Golden Cuckoo Lacquerware

Myinkabar Village, Bagan, Myanmar
+95 61 65 156
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Beautiful handmade ware

The shop has a tourist lacquer shop - decent price. Then the owner took us to his private viewing... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
IntrepidGoose
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Singapore
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Perfect One Stop Souvenir Shopping

You need to visit the workshop to understand how much work and quality is involved in making those... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Johan V
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Myinkabar Village, Bagan, Myanmar
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The shop has a tourist lacquer shop - decent price. Then the owner took us to his private viewing room where he showed the work produced by himself and 3 generations before him. If you are into artistry, this is a great place to appreciate...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

You need to visit the workshop to understand how much work and quality is involved in making those pieces. Months of process with between 7 & 20 layers. The 4 brothers (on the picture) are so serviable and the father is still active too. They...More

Thank Johan V
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Probably you dont know exactly what it is lacquerware until you visit some store and see the process of manufacture. And many tourists just buy something at wherever corner. Of course, not original and poor quality. Suggest you visit this great store before buying it.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of the owners (hard to get the exact story) told us he 'd give us 20% off the list price of all the good stuff if we wrote a review on Tripadvisor. I think he was just saying that to get a late night...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Very informative (free) tour through their lacquerware workshop. They have two shops - a new one on the main road and the old one with the factory down the side street. Even though they weren't pushing us to buy, we bought a couple cups for...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Worth a trip. One of the family member showed us around the craft shop and explained every step of lacqueware making. It was very well explained and we did not feel forced to buy anything (even if we did in the end as it was...More

1  Thank Capucine P
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I had read about this family bussiness in some travel blogs. I didnt want to leave Myanmar without lacqueware after having taken a look around I didnt hesitate. Great quality products, traditional designs and excellent treat. After thw shopping we visited thw workshop and we...More

Thank MarMarilla
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Ever since I have been coming to Myanmar and to Bagan in particular, this has been my place of choice for traditional lacquerware. You come here to be initiated in the complex yet fascinating art, of turning fine bamboo strips into a bowl, cup, tray,...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We did lots of research before we left for Bagan and we visited a lot of stores whilst there. Golden Cuckoo was our standout. The son of the owner spoke exceptionally good English and was honest, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. Their best...More

Thank Twigstock
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this laquerware factory as a stop on our Ebike tour. After just browsing the shop we were invited to visit the laquerware factory and were explained the whole process. Very impressive and what a craftmanship. Maybe best of all, we were not pushed...More

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