History and Background
Bogyoke Market was built in 1926 when the British governed Myanmar, and although it is typically supposed to be named after James George Scott who was the British civil servant introduced football to Myanmar , it is actually named after the Municipal Commissioner , Mr. Gavin Scott. After Myanmar independence in 1948, it was renamed after (Bogyoke) General Aung San.
Why should visit
What is the fun part after exploring all attractions in Yangon? This is shopping definitely and has to feature in your itinerary when you visit Yangon. The best shopping place that cannot be missed is Bogyoke Aung San Market. Bogyoke Market is a must for Shopaholic. It is one of the largest markets in the country. Get transported into colonial time since the market building exhibits architecture and cobblestone streets. You can find antiques, Burmese handicrafts, jewellery shops, clothes and artefacts in the nooks and corners of this market. From local goods to foreign items, this market is heaven for shopaholics. For the foodies, try pig stick (pig organs : intestines, tongue, ears, etc.).
What to buy?
Recommendations on some items are special brocade fabrics and antique lacquerware in Heritage Gallery. There are many skilled tailor in the market also. On the back of the market, the restaurant called “The Lady Home” feats as a must to try delicious cuisines.
It located on Bogyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan township .
Opening Hours- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Close on Monday and Publiuc holidays.
Entrance fee – Free