Bogyoke Aung San Market

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Bogyoke Aung San Market is situated in the heart of Yangon on Bogyoke Aung San Road. The name of this road was also named after the market. The Bogyoke Aung San Market is the most popular market and a great tourist destination in Yangon. It is one of the precious colonial buildings you can find in Yangon.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Also known as Scott Market, the huge Bogyoke Aung San Market, on Bogyoke Aung San Road, is popular with tourists looking for souvenirs such as paintings, puppets, lacquerware and jewellery. It’s well worth a wander, even if you’re not buying anything, and also a fine place for lunch – look out for kyeq k’auq-s’wèh (noodles in garlic oil, with pork and a watery soup), nàn-gyì thouq (cold rice-noodle “salad”) and avocado shakes.

Since 1926 this city heritage site known for its rare antiques, old coins, Burmese jade and black market money changers has been a destination for locals and travelers alike. The halls of this crowded labyrinth are lined with bustling stalls where local artists sell traditional handicrafts, handmade clothes and hearty regional dishes.

Bogyoke Aung San Market has one of the largest selections of traditional longyi and gemstones, and since the first sale of the day is considered good luck, those who arrive early are likely to get some of the best prices. Travelers can watch jade being fashioned into earrings or bracelets and see clothes being stitched by hand on the second floor of Bogyoke.

Half a day could easily be spent wandering around this sprawling covered market, sometimes called by its old British name, Scott Market. It has over 2000 shops and the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs you’ll find under several roofs, from lacquerware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewellery.

Pick up some nice slippers here, convenient for all the on-and-off demanded by paya protocol, and a longyi ; U Maung Maung in the main hall has a good selection ranging from cotton ones for K5500 to silk-mix ones for K9500.

Other shops worth seeking out include Yo Ya May (1st floor), specialising in hill-tribe textiles, particularly those from Chin State, and Heritage Gallery, next door, which has a good selection of reproduction and authentic antiques with an emphasis on lacquerware.

Hynos Travel provides a wide range of day tours, multi-day tours, tour packages which daily depart from Yangon. For more information or tour reservation, please contact info@hynostravel.com

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