An alley of San Pya Wholesale Fish Market of Yangon, Myanmar.

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San Pya Fish Market


The raw hustle and bustle of Yangon's wholesale fish market is compulsively fascinating. It's a heady assault on the senses – especially that of smell – and best experienced between 2am and 8am. This is its busiest time, as boats unload their catches and deals are done with smaller market traders and buyers for restaurants and hotels.

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