Buying jade at Yangon Bogyoke Market
Also other precious stones, gold and oriental things. That is an old-fashioned bazaar still original from colonial times. There are around 50 jade shops with a great diversity, from small items such as rings to bigger Buddha statues and other sculptures, everything is available.
Although established not so long ago as some other oriental bazaars it is one of the most interesting in Asia because since opening nothing has been changed, it’s really exotic.
|Main hall of Bogyoke Market|
The goods on display such as clothing, handicrafts, precious stones, jewelry and ruby, jade and sapphire bring up the atmosphere of old Asia. See the pictures they tell more about it.
|Great ruby jewelry shop|
|Gorgeous sapphire jewelry|
|Buddha statues for sale at a market shop|
|People at the market|
|Selling Myanmar Tapestry|
|Jade bangles for sale|
|Great Buddha shop|
|Bronze antiques at the Bogyoke Market in Yangon shopping|
|A white standing jade Buddha statue|
|Great green statue on display|
|Rough jade for sale|
|Marionettes or Puppets for sale|
|Red precious stones|
|Myanmar precious stones|
The bazaar is a great day trip when visiting the city, actually, it's the best beside of the Shwedagon Pagoda. This is a macro cosmos of the treasures Myanmar has, probably the most interesting are gems and precious stones such as rubies, sapphires and the whole range of other. Located right in the center and only a few minutes walking from the major city hotels. The place is closed on Monday and opens from 10 am to 5 pm there is also some money changer, it's quite convenient.
Yangon's Bogyoke Market is an old fashion bazaar
|Bogyoke Market Souvenir|
|Amber for sale at Bogyoke Market|
The bustling shopping mall brings unforgettable pictures of Burma every visitor will be pleased to experience this. Most foreigners coming in are on a sightseeing trip and they will leave with some souvenirs since the items on display are overwhelming and a unique attraction that must be experienced.
|Cheap natural Jade Jewelry|
|Selling Myanmar Pearls|
Since British colonial times, they offload Asia’s treasures here, all local people wear longyis just like in India and this is a multicultural city with an interesting mixture of the old colonial empire. Even if you don't buy anything, rather unlikely, you will like this oriental bazaar.
|Imperial jade necklace for sale|
|Some jade eggs, rubies and sapphires for sale|
Ruby jewelry shop at
|Jewelry with multi-color gems|
Myanmar or Burma is one of the oldest countries in Asia with a known history of over 3000 years, probably longer. Touched partly by the Silk Road and the old treasures we still can see today at this Yangon market. Since tourism is picking up dramatically it is not a far-fetched dream anymore to explore the area, actually, the size is like GB and France combined with icy mountains in the north and tropical island and beaches elsewhere.
|The wood carver shop|
It’s time to visit this exotic and beautiful country and see the culture and treasures plus fabled cities such as Bagan, Mrauk U and other. There you can discover fascinating tribes and the natural beauty of the mountains. Other highlands such as the Shan plateau and the tropical islands of the Myeik Archipelago were pearl divers still do their job like it was more than thousand years ago.
Just breathe the oriental charm at the Bogyoke Market
The statue pictured at right is a bit over $ 15.000 there are plenty of people coming to buy such artwork as home decoration. They have bigger and smaller Buddha in various colors.