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Bogyoke Market

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

Published 07/18/2016

Fodor's Review

This market, which opened in 1926, is enormous but clean, well-organized, and—despite sweltering temperatures outside—not an oven. Come here on your first day in Yangon to peruse the offerings, pick up a longyi (sarong) for temple visits, and exchange money. You'll get the best rate here, and it's not so much dedicated exchange counters that you'll find but vendors with bags of cash. Shops here sell stone and wood carvings; jade, silver, and gold jewelry; lacquerware; paintings by local artists; and a smattering of cosmetics and toiletries. If you're buying jewelry, do your research beforehand. On the whole, sellers here are not pushy, but no matter what you purchase, be sure to haggle.

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

Published 07/18/2016

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Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

Aug 31, 2015

Everything you need

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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