Backyard Travel, the online boutique Tour Operator specializing in unique, insider tours throughout Asia, today announced a new tour ‘Art in Yangon: An Unfamiliar Canvas’. This concise city tour introduces travelers to Myanmar’s vibrant arts scene, with a two-day/one-night itinerary that encompasses the city’s best galleries, boutiques, restaurants and artist studios.
Yangon is one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia, with a stunning mix of historic colonial architecture, shop houses and grand temples. While the urban landscape speaks of Yangon’s history, this exciting art tour uncovers a more contemporary side to the city’s character.
Myanmar Deitta’s new gallery space in downtown Yangon. The multi-purpose exhibition and teaching space is in the final stages of renovation and will open in early 2015.
Exploring independent galleries, non-profit arts and crafts stores and pop-up studios, travelers not only gain insight into modern Myanmar art, but have the chance to speak with artists and artisans and support local communities in need. Venues such as the TS1 Pop-up Project, the River Galleries, Deitta Art Gallery and LinkAge Restaurant and Art Gallery, travelers get a comprehensive look at local talent. The tour also visits parts of Yangon not often frequented by tourists, such as Nagar Glass Factory, hidden in the center of the city.
“Yangon is a beautiful city, with traces of traditional Myanmar arts evident at every turn,” says General Manager of Backyard Travel Maeve Nolan. “This tour highlights Yangon’s lesser seen but flourishing contemporary arts, immersing travelers in the scene and putting them in touch with local artists and creative organizations.”