Mercado Bogyoke: Scott market
What to buy: Este mercado de artesanias alterna su nombre inglés con el de Myanmar (Bogyoke-Scott Market)
En el se encuentran todo tipo de artesanias de Myanmar, textiles, joyas, antigúedades, instrumentos...
Pero por la noche cuando cierran se convierte en un mercado nocturno donde se pueden comprar comidas,verduras...
This handicraft market shares its English name with the one of Myanmar (Bogyoke-Scott Market)
On it you may find all kind of handicrafts of Myanmar , textiles , jewels , antiques , music instruments...
But at night when the shops close it becomes a night market where you may buy food , vegetables
Bogyoke Aung San Market: Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market or Scott Maket is a well-known market...and you can find money exchange arround here....
1,000 Baht = 20,000 Kyats
1 US$ = 920 - 930 Kyats (if you exchange with 100 US$ you'll get 940 Kyats
What to buy: I's bought 2 Myanmar Puppets and Statue of Buddha which sculpture from wood...and another special items are....Jade, water and oil paintings, sculpture Myanmar handicrafts, Myanmar LongyiRelated to:
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Streets and shops: Fabric
If you enjoy different fabrics and a fraction of the cost in the west then you will probably enjoy checking out the many fabrics that can be found in small shops, markets and even right in the street.Related to:
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In the street: Bells -gongs- and other misc. stuff
Well I'll call these Antiques in a loose way! They appear to be Antiques but I'm pretty positive that they are not antiques as everything on the mat was either US$1 or US$2 right away without me even having to bargain! I had seen several of these guys around Yangon and wasn't interested in the stuff until my last evening as I didn't want to have to carry all that extra weight. I love the little bells as I hang them on my porch at home. All of the bells that ended up with were supposed to be 30 -80 years old as told to me by the guy that had them. I just chuckled to him each time that he told me that. As I didn't care whether or not they were old I just liked them the price seemed ok to me! I had decided that I was going to spend US$50 on them total and was going to get as much stuff as I could. When I had hit the US$35 range I asked what the total was and he knocked it down to US$30 off the price that I had already argreed to. Then I kept adding stuff on until I hit the US$50 mark. Doing the payment seemed to be the tricky part!! He didn't want me showing the money in public so I had to keep the money in my hand and sort of slide it over to him.
After the transaction was done and I was walking away I was approached by another guy that said I was just ripped off! Well I had a whole bunch of bells that would have cost me $3-$8 a piece back home plus misc other stuff that I could giveaway to friends so I was happy with my purchase. I think the other guy was just trying to get me to buy more stuff!! But I had enough.
What to buy: Bells, gongs,Fake antique silver pots...I got one, Fake Boy scout Belt buckles...I got one, Candle holders, old silver wedding anklets...I got 3,Related to:
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