Bogyoke Aung San Market

Top choice market in Yangon

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Half a day could easily be spent wandering around this sprawling covered market, sometimes called by its old British name, Scott Market. It has more than 2000 shops and the largest selection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs you’ll find, from lacquerware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewellery. It's also a good place to find tailors.

Pick up some nice slippers here, convenient for all the on-and-off demanded by paya protocol, and a longyi (sarong-style lower garment); U Maung Maung in the main hall has a good selection ranging from cotton ones from K5500 to silk-mix ones from K9500.