History of Bogyoke Aung San Market
Scott Market was built in 1926 under the British Administration, therefore, visitors will see the elegant colonial style of this architecture. Most Burmese believed that Scott Market was named after James George Scott – a British servant who introduced football to Burma. But actually Mr. Gavin Scott – a Municipal Commissioner in that period was the person whose name was used to call this place. Bogyoke Aung San market is one of Yangon City Heritages which is a not – to – be – missed spot in Yangon and Myanmar in general.
A Brief Look at Bogyoke Aung San Market
Bogyoke Aung San Market has the former name of Scott Market which is familiar to many tourists coming to Yangon. Located in Pabedan township, downtown Yangon, this place is not only a major trading point of the city but also one of the must visit attractions in Yangon tour.
Scott Market is a typical colonial architecture in this largest city of Burma as well as a best place to experience the local life. Ground floor and first floor are predominated by antique shops selling all kind of odds and ends such as old coins, stamps and medals. You also find a wide range of Burmese jewelries and gems like jade and ruby in the center of the market. On the fringe is full of stores selling traditional handicrafts, artworks and clothes. A recently opening wing in the Bogyoke Aung San Market Road contains a great number of souvenir shops, drug stores and food vendors.
Moreover, Bogyoke Aung San bazaar is known as a black market money exchange. You can exchange your largest foreign notes to the jewelry merchants for the best rates.
• Location: Bogyoke Aung San Market lies between Shwe Dagon Pagoda Road and Shwe Bontha Street, Latha Township.
• Opening hours: 9am – 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Things to Do in Bogyoke Aung San Market
Scott market is a food hub in Yangon where you can find a great number of Burmese delicacies and also unusual but savory courses. For a delicious bite of vermicelli dishes and especially Burmese unique fried noodles, Lady Home is a perfect place to try. This is a small shop lying at the back of the market, behind the row of jewelry stores. And if you are a brave eater, you can also try some boiled and fried pig organs such as livers, kidneys and intestines which are served with a crazy hot chili sauce.
In addition, every travelers want to have something from the country they go through in order to remember about the trip. Bogyoke Aung San market is a perfect place to find a memento from the golden land. You can find a wide variety of handicrafts, lacquerwares, tapestries, silks, wood and ivory carvings, etc.
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