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Visiting the Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon

Learn about Bogyoke Aung San Market, one of Yangon's biggest and most important bazaars, in this Howcast travel video.


Yangon is a vibrant, bustling city, and there’s no better way to soak in the atmosphere than by exploring Bogyoke Aung San Market. This market has been around since 1926, when Yangon was still under British rule, and was originally called Scott’s Market. You can still see the cobblestone streets and colonial architecture from that time. Today, it’s still one of Yangon’s biggest and most important bazaars, and it’s always bustling with tourists and locals alike. You can buy a variety of antiques or handcrafted goods, such as lacquerware, paintings, woodwork, and more. You’ll find clothing here too, from t-shirts to beautiful traditional longyis like the ones you’ll see the locals wearing all around you. There’s also a thriving market for jewelry and Burma’s famous precious stones, like jade. You might have to haggle for your purchase, but that’s part of the fun, and often the prices aren’t bad even if you don’t. Even if you don’t want to buy anything, Bogyoke Aung San Market is the ideal place to watch Yangon locals go about their daily business. Go to the market before noon for better prices and cooler temperatures to walk in, and then be sure to take your time wandering through one of the most popular destinations in Yangon.

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