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Bogyoke Market

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

Published 12/08/2015

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

Published 12/08/2015

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Apr 2, 2017

beware of all the swindlers

My recent experience (March 2017) of the Bogyoke Aung San Market is that there are many scammers and swindlers there. Unless you know what things are worth and what is a fair price from the product you seek, I would avoid this place like the plague. In my experience a vender will cite a ridiculously high price (say $90). You bargain them down to $70. And then later you come to find that the product is actually readily available for $12. Unless you

enjoy being played for a fool and taken advantage of, AVOID.

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