Lonely Planet review
Half a day could easily be spent wandering around this sprawling covered market, sometimes called by its old British name, Scott Market. It has over 2000 shops and the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs you’ll find under several roofs, from lacquerware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewellery.
Pick up some nice slippers here, convenient for all the on-and-off demanded by paya protocol, and a longyi ; U Maung Maung in the main hall has a good selection ranging from cotton ones for K5500 to silk-mix ones for K9500.
Other shops worth seeking out include Yo Ya May (1st floor), specialising in hill tribe textiles, particularly those from Chin State, and Heritage Gallery , next door, which has a good selection of reproduction and authentic antiques with an emphasis on lacquerware.