Scott Market – Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon Myanmar
» About Scott Market
The Scott Market Yangon is actually former name of Bogyoke Aung San Market but it’s more familiar to tourists when they want to search to learn about it. As a major bazaar situated in Pabedan township in central Yangon, the Scott antique market is voted as a must-see place for all Yangon Tours.
Visiting this Burmese market, visitors will see its colonial architecture as well as inner cobblestone streets surrounded by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. It is also a popular black market location to exchange currency. A number of stores for local shoppers, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods are available here. Thanks to the authentic indigenous feature, the market is now an attractive Yangon market where visitors have the best local experience.
» For Travellers Interested in Scott Market
Bogyoke Aung San Road, between Shwe Dagon Pagoda Rd. & Shwe Bontha St., Latha Township
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
» Scott Market’s History
Late in the British rule of Myanmar in 1926, Scott Market was constructed, which explains why visitors see its colonial architecture. Although it is commonly believed to be named after James George Scott, the British civil servant having introduced football to Myanmar, it is exactly named after Mr.Gavin Scott, the Municipal Commissioner in that period. The Scott market is listed on the Yangon City Heritage List and now, visiting it is one of worth things to do in Yangon when travel in Myanmar.
» Stores in Scott Market
The ground floor and the first floor are lined with small antique shops selling old coins, bank-notes, postage stamps and medals. At the middle of the market, the jewelers sell famous Burmese jade, Burmese rubies and other precious stones. At the rest of market is concentration of art galleries, handicraft shops, restaurants and clothes stores. A new wing of market (Bogyoke Aung San Market Road) housing shops sells medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.
The Bogyoke market Yangon is also known for its black market money changers. The jewellery merchants can change the largest notes at the best rates at this market which is closed on Mondays. The Lady Home, the little shabby shop at the back of the market behind the Jewellery Row and near the old wooden foot bridge crossing the old circle line train tracks, is paradise of fried noodles and vermicelli dishes. For adventurers, trying the flavour of boiled and fried pig organs (intestines, tongue, ears, etc.) and then tossed in fiery chilli sauce is a very interesting experience.
» What to Buy at Scott Market?
Travel to Burma is more memorable with something to be bought as a gift from the trip. At Scott Market, many things are available to buy such as handicrafts, lacquer ware, wood and ivory carvings, tapestries, silverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabrics, clothing, hardware, food, and so on.
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