Don't Miss in Bagan
Lacquerware Shops: Lacquerware is a sold nearly everywhere in Bagan, and pieces include jewelry, boxes, tea sets, Buddha boxes, cell phone covers -- pretty much anything you could imagine. You can watch locals make lacquerware at any of the various craft shops. (The process involves coiling strips of bamboo, covering it with lacquer and etching patterns into the surface before painting it or adding gold leaf.) Your river cruise might visit a shop as part of an excursion.