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River Gallery

Visit the heart of Myanmar’s blossoming contemporary art scene — the River Gallery.

The River Gallery was opened in 2006 by New Zealander Gill Pattison, and it features more than 40 popular and emerging local artists working with a variety of media. The art features a number of themes that include daily local life, landscapes, and Buddhist monuments.



The River Gallery is located in the Chindwin Chambers, 33/35, 37th and 38th Street, Yangon.


Opening Days and Hours

The gallery is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the gallery is free.


How to Get There

  • You can fly into Myanmar via the Yangon International Airport (also called Yangon Mingaladon Airport). You can then take a taxi from the airport to the city centre.
  • Take a taxi going to the gallery. Taxis cost an average of MMK 1,500 (USD 1) to MMK 3,000 (USD 2) for trips within the city.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

You can explore the gallery in 1 to 2 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Visit the gallery at any time of the day.



There are a number of restaurants that can be found along the 37th and 38th Streets, including the Y2T Restaurant and Yhet’s Sushi.


Nearby Attractions

  • Maha Bandoola Garden
  • Sule Pagoda
  • Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue



Hotels located near the 37th and 38th Streets include the Aung Tha Pyay Hotel, Asia Plaza Hotel, and the Strand Hotel Yangon. Prices range from USD 25 to USD 240 per night.

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