Bogyoke (Scott) Market, Rangoon
It´s the main bazaar of Yangon, located in Pabedan township. The market is housed in a beautiful colonial building built in 1926 and named after James George Scott (a British civilian who introduced the football in the country). The market has more than 2,000 shops (antiques, art galleries, hadicrafts, gems) and is really a shopper´s paradise. I was amazed by the beauty, variety and quality of the Burmese handicrafts, good prices too (compared to other Asian countries). If you´re interested in gems, rubies are a great value (in this case you can use credit cards).
HWA SHIN JEWELLERS IN THE BOGYOKE MARKET CONCENTRATED WHERE THERE ARE NEARLY A HUNDRED SIMILAR BOOTHS
I have been visiting them and buying things from them ever since i first ran into them on my first visit in 2003 and since then always stop by to get something or other for my many many friends in Cuba.. Malaysian friends also appreciate Jade. since we dont know how to differentiate from good and bad quality, it is good to be able to trust someone who will make a profit but not cheat you..
I also bought a beautiful saphire ring for mon partnaire en France..
Their father was a migrant from China who passed away a few years ago and the middle sister is in charge, the youngest one who is still at school comes and helps out at the store..
Bogyoke Aung San Market , commonly known as Scott Market to most locals, is the major covered bazaar located in Yangon.
It was built by the British in 1926, and is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It was originally named after James George Scott, a British civil servant most noted for bringing soccer to Myanmar. It was renamed after Bogyoke (that is, General) Aung San, the national hero.
Bogyoke market is not a place to shop around but also to visit as an attraction for its architecture and trading ambience
Pic 1- This is a great place to shop for souvenir. Shop owners more willingly to lower the price when they are about to close shop (around 1630pm).
Pic 2- Boyoke Aung San Market
Pic 3- This is Holy Trinity Cathedral, just right beside the market.
In the night it is chockablock with locals in lungi or loungyi selling everything imaginable on the sidewalks.
Clothes are the biggest chunk and pirated CDs are another favs.
The pic is of the old block in daytime.
The new block which is pretty big sells lotta bamboo works- hats, decoratives, balls etc, paintings, jewellery, lacqerwork, clothes etc.
Take a taxi or bicycle down to Bogyoke market.
It is a large market on the outskirts of Yangon which sells spices, silks, and everything inbetween. You can pick up some lovley jade ornamements and wooden carvings.
It is also a good place to buy some local clothing.