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Bogyoke

Bogyoke (Burma)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
In Yangon
When to go
From November to March
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Bogyoke

Marc Sigala Travel writer
67 travel articles

Bogyoke market is without a doubt one of the most famous markets of the Burmese capital, Rangoon (renamed Yangon).

My suggestion:
Don't hesitate to cross the street to continue your shopping and your discovery, because an extension to the market that is more focused on local trade has been built there.
Summary:

Built by the British in 1926, the market is an example of colonial architecture. First called Scott Market, it was then renamed Bogyoke, in honour of general Bogyoke Aung San, the national hero of the independence movement.

I strolled through the market for hours without tiring of it, so much is there to see there. You'll see a very wide variety products and shops and it is frequented both locals as well as tourists. Food, antiques, musical instruments, jewellery and precious stones... a real feast for the eyes! This is where I discovered Burmese food and handicrafts on my arrival, and it is also the place where I did my last-minute shopping before leaving for home. It's the ideal place to buy gifts and souvenirs for your friends and family, to give them a chance to discover something about Burma for themselves.

Fabric at Bogyoke market
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