Bogyoke Aung San Market

Address: Bo Gyoke Rd, Pabedan, Myanmar

You can spend half a day here at Bogyoke Aung San Market. There are more than 2,000 shops selling lacquerware, puppets, jewellery and so on. Of course, there are traditional Burmese style handkerchiefs, shoulder bags as well as “paso” and “htamein”, which are “longyi” the traditional long dress worn by Burmese males and females respectively.

Bogyoke Aung San Market is located in the Pabedan Township in central Yangon. In the township, which was part of the British city planning, there are many British colonial buildings, including the market. The white dome of the market’s main building, clock and inner cobblestone streets are the symbols of the colonial style. The market was opened in 1926, originally named after James George Scott, a British civil servant. After Burmese independence in 1948, it was renamed after Bogyoke Aung San.