Bogyoke Aung San Market - Myanmar Explorers

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Bogyoke Market is a popular black market location to exchange currency. Travel Indochina Myanmar

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market

It is also a popular shopping center for the local people as it has a number of stores selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. The market is believed to have been built in 1926 during the British rule of the country when it was known as Burma. Needless to say, it is a well known landmark of the city, and included in the Yangon City Heritage List as one of the British colonial era buildings.

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 will find under several roofs, from lacquerware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewellery.

Bogyoke Aung San Market is full of jewelry shops

Bogyoke Aung San Market is full of jewelry shops

The market is a square type based and therefore divided into the East wing, West wing, North wing and South wing. The shopping items are not categorized in the respective wings. Looking around and finding the most suitable item would be fun. There are also traditional Myanmar and Chinese food stalls in the market.

A wide range of Myanmar souvenirs are available at this market attracting every foreign visitor guests also visit the market to buy trendy clothes and accessories, gold, gems and jewellery page. The Union of Myanmar is the golden land where gold, silver and various kinds of gems and jewellery are abundant. Myanmar ruby, sapphire, jade and pearl are famous for their best quality in the international market. Myanmar tours packages

Souvenirs in the international market

Souvenirs in the international market

Antique shops make up much of the ground and first floors selling old coins and postage stamps, while the jewelers selling the famous Burmese precious stones are situated in the middle. Notably there is also a new wing of the market across the road, which sells medicine, more clothes and consumer goods.

It is well worth a wander, even if you are 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.

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