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In addition to admiring the landscapes, one of the most interesting things when traveling to a new destination is going shopping. If you want to have a shopping experience in a traditional way with local markets or buy handicraft items and silk, Yangon seems be the best choice for you. Visit Yangon through Indochina tours Myanmar

Travel to Yangon, you can buy a wide range of items. Food and clothes are pretty cheap in Yangon. Besides, getting silk, handmade crafts and jewelry as souvenirs is the favour of many tourists when they come to Yangon. Yangon is also an ideal town to try a variety of local and Chinese street food.

These shopping places are the ones that you cannot miss out.

  1. Bogyoke Aung San market
Bogyoke Aung San market

Bogyoke Aung San market – source: internet

Bogyoke Aung San Market, which is very unique and colorful, is considered as the most famous market in Yangon. The most noticeable thing of the market is its colonial architecture. There are over 1600 local stores and international shops in  Bogyoke Aung San market with myriads of items from art galleries to handicrafts. Myanmar and Chinese food are also available in the market, so don’t forget to try some dishes there. Myanmar travel tours

  1. Theinggyi Zay Market

For traditional shopping experience, Theinggyi Zay Market is the destination that you cannot miss. You could buy seafood, dry goods, and traditional textiles here. Don’t forget to bargain before you buy any items to get a lower price.

  1. China Town

Food sold in Chinatown

Food sold in Chinatown – source: internet

If you want to try Chinese food and experience Chinese lifestyles, you should visit China Town. This is the busiest quarters of  Yangon. Not only famous for traditional Chinese dishes, China Town is also a good place for Myanmar Barbecue.  Sipping a cup of coffee, watching the town at night and seems to be a favour that nothing can compare with.

  1. Madame Thair’s Curios Gallery

For visitors who love a little bit luxury shopping experience, they should think about Madame Thair’s Curios Gallery. It is somewhat of a legend and both Burmese and tourist visitors in search of beautiful antiques, silks and ceramics.

  1. Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda, the most well-known pagoda in Yangon

Shwedagon Pagoda, the most well-known pagoda in Yangon – source: internet

It sounds so strange to say Shwedagon Pagoda is a shopping place, but that’s true. Not only be Shwedagon Pagoda definitely a must-see destination, it is a good site to shop. There, people sell a lot of exquisite flowers, religious icons, as well as other souvenirs and handicraft. Thence, don’t forget to buy an item before you leave Shwedagon Pagoda for the next destination in Yangon.

  1. Treasure Land Gems & Jewelry Souvenirs

Silk sold at Treasure Land Gems & Jewelry Souvenirs

Silk sold at Treasure Land Gems & Jewelry Souvenirs – source: internet

Located at 11 Ma Kyee Kyee Street, Sanchaung Township, Treasure Land Gems & Jewelry Souvenirs is one of the best places to buy handicrafts, jewelry, and other souvenirs. Built in 1996, this has been a very pretty house surrounded by a green garden.

Travel to Yangon without getting some items as souvenirs would be a shame! Beside those shopping places, there are dozens of other places to shop in Yangon. Don’t hesitate to discover them by your own!

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