Despite the struggles Burma has faced, the quaint country has been developing quietly. Its artistic landscape, in particular, is a highly underrated one. Many of the galleries in the city feature works by local artists who have effectively portrayed the rich culture, religion, landscapes and colours of Burma. Here are five such galleries worth visiting, curated by PARKROYAL Picks, your personal travel insider.
U Lun Gywe is one the most well-known and well-respected artists in Myanmar today. His aesthetic sensibilities combine French Impressionism, Oriental roots and his own Burmese heritage. The gallery is 3.2 km away and a seven-minute drive from the hotel.
||No.12, 1st Floor(Left), Yama Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
||+95 1 211 942
||Available show times are 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm (minimum 2 persons)
Located 6.1 km away, this theatre is a 14-minute drive from the hotel. The Htwe Oo Myanmar Traditional Puppet Theatre is a unique place in Yangon where visitors can get to know Myanmar’s traditional and cultural heritage of string puppetry, and even witness one or two performances.
Most of the artworks displayed at the Beikthano Gallery are vibrantly coloured realist paintings, featuring people from various ethnic groups across Myanmar, scenes of the city that’s filled with character, as well as beautiful landscapes of the country.
Displaying the long developed yet hardly witnessed world of art in Myanmar, the Nawaday Tharlar Art Gallery is devoted to creating a space for freedom of expression, and a place for people to come together and share their art, music, poetry and stories through exhibitions and workshops.
Karaweik Palace Restaurant, a popular landmark in Yangon, is a showcase of Myanmar’s art and culture. It is one of the many sites encouraging visitors to learn more about Yangon, besides its history and heritage. Located 3.2km away from the hotel, it takes just a short seven-minute drive to reach.