Bogyoke Aung San Market
buy, maybe some traditional
handicrafts, such as carved
wood items which usually won’t carry a
high price tag except sandal wood.
and rosewood items are good buys to
adorn the house or apartment at home
also some local paintings and pearls are
real eye catcher.
place is not only essential for the
locals it is also a popular tourist
attractions. During colonial times this
was Scott Market, it can be a
overwhelming experience give it a try.
certain places such as Mandalay
around the Mahamuni Pagoda and
temple are similar malls but
not under one roof, there are
dozens of stalls, workshops and
other shops at the road side.
difference is that the people,
artist and others also work
there, see the woodcarver,
marble sculpture creator etc.
its very similar to
downtown around the art
There are plenty shops selling
similar items but some have
their very distinctive goods to
For Yangon this native malls
a really essentials
since the big modern centers and
convenient stores haven’t taken
over yet as in Thailand,
Malaysia or Singapore.
deals still can be found in
terms of authentic antiques and
everything around local raw
items such as precious stones,
pearls, mother of pearl, jade,
rubies plus silver and gold
The item made from became
prohibitively expensive in
recent years, just browse the
bazaar's labyrinth, you will
find it out but be delighted
Buy Myanmar Jewelry
or raw natural precious stones,
they are probably the most
interesting things since they
fit in any luggage, are
colorful, have some real value
and often a pretty design, jade
jewelry are such typical items,
for the loved ones.
someone is not after the very
style (all is Burmese jadeite) a
pretty bangle of genuine green
jade can go for as little as $
10,-, no yoke.
bought some on my own over the
years, some are even carved. The
good news with these cheap items
is they are real genuine because
nobody is investing the time and
techniques needed to make them
up because of the rather low
Bracelets, necklaces and other
items with mix stones look great
and carry a low price.
Thousands of peoples move
through here every day and most
of them know why.
the Bogyoke Aung San Market
some of the most
of are available such as teakwood
carvings, jewelry, Jade Buddhas.
Mirror frame carved from teakwood and
this pretty elephant created out of a
are a good example.
Here the virtual trading
pulse of the city can be experienced
since several hundred of years, during
English colonial times it was “Scott
Market” and dominated by Indian traders
how came to the country with the
British, after the name changed to
Bogyoke Market and it is still one of
the most exotic and interesting bazaar
in the world.
treasures of the orient are on display
here in a bustling maze of narrow
alleys are several hundred shops are around.
watching is also very interesting, there
are the small groups of nuns and monks
constantly approaching shop and begging
for alms by reciting verses from the
Tripitaka, boys and girls are running
around selling postcards.
from Singapore try to make a deal for
jade bangles and a group of Thai women
try to bargaining for ruby necklaces
plus more, plenty of people moving
slowly every day through the alleyways.
This is the
old center of commerce; the new malls
are not interesting since they only
offer the goods available anywhere in
south East Asia.
are not fixed some bargaining is
required with anything, closely is
an old church and some old mosques if
you want to escape from the scene to a
quiet environment. This is a very positive adventure
for any visitors.