Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bogyoke Aung San Market : Old Colonial Scott Market. (Yangon, ASEAN’s Jewel Series 5)

Bogyoke Aung San Market 
Old Colonial Scott Market.
Yangon, ASEAN’s Jewel Series 5

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a major bazaar located
in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar .


Used to be known as Scott Market,  it was built during 
the British rule in thye early 1926,  and was named after 
Mr. Gavin Scott the Municipal Commissioner of the time.


After Burmese independence in 1948, it was
renamed to Bogyoke Aung San Market.


Known for its colonial architecture the market
it is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List.


The market  is a major tourist destination,



…dominated by antique stores,



…Burmese handicraft,


…art galleries,


…clothing stores,


...indigenous food products, 


… but people come here for
the numerous jewelry shops.



In the middle of the market are jewellers,

…selling famous Burmese jade,




…Burmese rubies,



...and other precious stones.




There is always something for everyone
at the eclectic Bogyoke Aung San Market. 


Shopping in Yangon is never complete without
being in this busy, eclectic, frenzy public market.

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