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Bogyoke Market

  • 27th St. and Bogyoke Aung San Rd.
  • Yangon (Rangoon)
  • Crafts

Fodor's Review

This market, which opened in 1926, is enormous, well-organized, and—despite sweltering temperatures outside—not an oven. Come here on your first day in Yangon to peruse the offerings, and pick up a longyi (sarong) for temple visits. Shops here sell stone and wood carvings; jade, silver, and gold jewelry; lacquerware; paintings by local artists; and a smattering of cosmetics and toiletries. The finest and most authentic hill tribe handicrafts can be found upstairs in the main front building Yoyamay (shop #20) and nearby Myanmar Folk Art (#24), where you’ll find vintage, antique, and new textiles produced by weavers in the Chin, Kayin, and Kayah States.

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27th St. and Bogyoke Aung San Rd., Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

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Aug 31, 2015

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Locals and tourists mingle in this bustling market. Locals and tourists mingle in this bustling market. You will find everything you need! If you could not decide on some souvenirs while around the country and needed more time to think (or to assess your budget), Bogyoke is your chance to buy everything you want to take home before leaving (though it is always good to spread your wealth and to spend money in small villages and remote destinations).

But it is not only for tourists! Bogyoke is an amazing place to spend a few hours looking through the longyis, shopping some jewellery or gems, bargaining on a painting or sitting in the middle of the market to drink a cup of steaming tea. If you have a limited time in Yangon, you should spend it there.

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