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Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 1, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma

Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market) in Yangon (Rangoon) is a famous local market that sells material, paintings, clothes, gems and jewellery. It is supposedly the place to go to shop. However, I personally think it is a bit a tourist trap.

Things for sale on the street outside Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Things for sale on the street outside Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Entrance to the market.

Entrance Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Entrance

Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Locals at a cafe

Not sure about the birds. What are they for?

Bird seller Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Bird seller

The market consists of a lot of narrow walkways, and a lot of different stalls.

Interior of Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Interior of Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Closed stalls Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Closed stalls

Main walk through Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Main walk through

Typical 'alleyway' in the market Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Typical ‘alleyway’ in the market

Love the old sewing machine Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Love the old sewing machine

Neatly stacked cloth Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Neatly stacked cloth

Food seller Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Food seller

Jewellery Stall Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Jewellery Stall

Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Possibly the scariest manikin I’ve ever seen…..

Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yikes!

Tourist gifts Bogyoke Market (Scotts Market), Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Tourist gifts

Not sure what to make of the Bogyoke Market. It certainly isn’t a locals market as it seemed to be full of tourists, and the things on sale were definitely aimed at tourists, and from the prices I saw, and the prices I had previously seen at other markets in the town, I think prices in this market were some what inflated.

However, having said the above it is worth a visit just to have a look around. Just keep your cash in your pocket.

One interesting thing I did observe were the chanting “pink nuns”. More on that in a later post.

FourSquare: Bogyoke Market

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