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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bogyoke Aung San Market

If you ever visit Yangon, one place you must go is Bogyoke Aung San Market. Even if you have no intention of buying anything from the market, the place is a must go place for tourists. Nearly one hundred years old now, the market is one of the oldest markets in Yangon. Previously known as Scott's Market, the name was later changed to Bogyoke Aung San Market in honour of the national hero General Aung San. The market is situated in the centre of Yangon, just a walking distance from Sule Pagoda and Traders Hotel. It is situated on the road bearing the same name.

There are a number of shops in the market selling variety of things ranging from Burmese clothes to jewellery. You can also find shops selling paintings and Burmese handcrafts as well as gifts. If you want to fill up your empty stomach, food court is in the centre of the market. Be warned though as the food here is quite expensive.

One thing to remember while shopping in Bogyoke Market is to use your utmost bargaining ability. The place is very notorious for asking high prices for goods so try to bargain as much as you can. After all, bargaining is an art.

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