Bogyoke Aung San Market, The Center of Souvenirs Market in Myanmar
If you have traveling to Yangon, in Myanmar do not miss the opportunity to shop for souvenirs. Center souvenirs in Myanmar’s largest city was at Bogyoke Aung San Market. Come hunt souvenirs here! It’s not complete if you come to Myanmar and not visited the center market Bogyoke Aung San Market. The market was built in the British colonial period in 1926 was formerly called Scott Market. But when Burma gained its independence in 1948, it changed its name to the Bogyoke Aung San Market.
This market became obligatory tourist destinations. A wide variety of souvenir such as Myanmar handicrafts are sold here. There are jewelry, various forms of jade, clothing, and paintings sold at various stalls in an area of ??2 hectares.
The ground floor and the first floor are lined with small antique shops selling old coins, bank-notes, postage stamps and medals. In the middle of the market are jewellers, selling famous Burmese jade, Burmese rubies and other precious stones. The rest are art galleries, handicraft shops, restaurants and clothes stores. The new wing of the market, across Bogyoke Aung San Market Road, houses shops that sell medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.
The market is also known for its black market money changers, with jewellery merchants typically able to change the largest notes at the best rates. Please beware that the market is closed on Mondays. The little shabby shop called “Lady Home” at the back of the market behind the Jewellery Row, near the old wooden foot bridge crossing the old circle line train tracks, makes delicious fried noodles and vermicelli dishes. For the adventurous, try the pig organs (intestines, tongue, ears, etc.) boiled and fried and then tossed in fiery chilli sauce.
Most sellers here was quite fluent in English making it easier for travelers to make a bargain. The price of this place is quite affordable, and travelers can also bid to the merchant directly. If you want to shop to this place came in between 09:00 am to 17:00 pm. However, do not come to this place on Monday. Today the market closed, there is no one single vendor hawking their wares.