The shopping experience in the major Myanmar cities cannot be compared to Singapore or Bangkok, but there are still plenty of gifts and Souvenirs to buy. Some of the most popular items include the tapestries, Buddha figurines, handicrafts and jewelry made from jade or petrified wood. Other options include the widely available Laquerware with the price and quality varying with the different regions, as well as the handmade parasols.
Yangon has the ability to offer plenty of choice with large shopping centers and busy markets. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is a great place to visit for consumer goods, clothing, food, handicrafts and even luxury items. The modern style of the shopping centers gives access to extra features like a rooftop swimming pool and a cinema. This country is still in the process of modernizing so there is limited access to international brand products.
Western-style nightlife is limited in this country with only a few nightclubs and bars available for the tourist, but these are mainly attached to the high-end hotels. Outside the major cities, there are plenty of beer stations that are much like a restaurant, but more emphasis is put on drinking. The clientele in these bars is mostly male, while food serving includes Chinese dishes or barbeque.