Bogyoke Aung San Market

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: Bogyoke Aung San Road., Yangon, Myanmar
Bogyoke Aung San Market - gold
Bogyoke Aung San Market - souvenirs
Bogyoke Aung San Market - souvenirs
Bogyoke Aung San Market - the old colonial building
Bogyoke Aung San Market - jade

Bogyoke Aung San Market Yangon Reviews

davejo davejo
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A Treasure trove under one roof Feb 01, 2017
No visit to Yangon is complete without visiting Bogyoke (Aung San) Market, originally named Scott's Market. The market is known for its cobbled streets and colonial architecture but most of it is devoted to the tourists these days. There are still shops for locals that sell medicine, clothes, foodstuffs and imported goods. There used to be a thriving black market for changing dollars but since the regime allowed the kyat to float there is no longer a need for money changers. Tourists can spend a half day here searching for bargains to take home. There are antique shops, jewelry stores, art galleries, coins, banknotes, medals, postage stamps, clothing stores and handicraft stores, so be prepared to bargain hard and never accept the first price that is given to you. In the center of the market is the jewelry section that sells silver, gold and jade. The market has a second floor and has a total of over 2,000 stalls. It was built in 1926 and named after Mr Gavin Scott, the Commissioner back then. It was renamed Bogyoke Market in 1948 after the country gained independence from Britain.

NOTE

It can get very hot in there so try avoid shopping in the middle of the day. Near the entrance, just after you go in there is a food court with 9 or 10 stalls selling meals and cold drinks.
jade
the old colonial building
souvenirs
souvenirs
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Cho says:
Although shopping is not my thing, I always make it a point to visit this market on my trips to Yangon.
Posted on: Feb 12, 2017
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