Monday, 6 February 2017

Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon

Bogyoke Aung San Market is THE Market to go to for knick knacks and other souvenirs from Myanmar. You can find precious stones, jade, textiles, magnets etc in the market. 

The market itself consists of a few blocks of buildings and streets in between. If you are interested to look at every stall or meander slowly around, this will easily take up your whole morning or whole afternoon. However, if you are just there for photos and to look around; an hour will suffice. They have plenty of art pieces for sale too.
 The market is a popular tourist spot and its structure is listed as one of Yangon's city heritage. The sprawling buildings looks impressive despite being built in the 1930s (1926). It was known as Scott Market before but was renamed after the General Aung San when Myanmar got its independence.

It's a must-visit in Yangon if you are in the city. The exchange rate here is rumoured to be one of the best but when my colleague changed MYR here, the rate was not even as good as the one offered at Hilton Yangon. So I guess it depends on your haggling too, even for the exchange rates.

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