Zegyo Market
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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John A. Pierce
Gary, IN110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
After living in Mandalay for three months, we haphazardly stumbled upon Zeygo Market while looking for another spot in the city to visit. Since we hadn't visited the market yet and I knew it was a tourist destination, we decided to check it out. If you have never visited a local market in SE Asia or Asia itself, it is worth seeing. Unlike the "touristy" local markets that are often listed on TripAdvisor, this market does not cater to foreigners. It is mostly a wholesale market where people from different parts of the city go to restock their stores or buy kitchen equipment. However, many of the stores also offer food or are retail stores. You will see many clothes stalls, longyi displays, and other household items. No one will hassle you here (like they do in China) and you are free to browse around. The center of Zeygo resides inside an abandoned mall (four or five stories?) and I found this to be an interesting departure from most Asian markets. It is small and cramped inside the building so be ready to compete with others while moving throughout the area--bumping into people seemed to be okay as long as it was minimized. Keep an eye out for the Buddhist monks who snake their way through the corridors--they are always smiling and the kids will shoot you a quick, "Hello." In the center of the market on the first floor is an escalator that will take you to the second story. At the time, we were unable to find a way to the upper stories. The market expands around the building for an additional two or three blocks in each direction so do not limit your visit to the building only. Another reason to visit Zeygo Market is because of the neighborhood that surrounds the market--lots of Indian, Middle Eastern, and Chinese immigrants live in the blocks of the area. There are a couple of mosques and Hindu temples (Sri Ganesh) although I'm not sure if they are open to outsiders or not.
Written November 30, 2014
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Gari K
70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We had the same encounter with the Indian trader that "zazu2012" describes below, yet we liked it much more and got some really good stuff, not found anywhere else, and also some stuff one can get elsewhere but of much better quality and lower prices.
it seems that this guy walks around in search for the few tourists who visit, and then "by chance" gets into a conversation with them. cannot blame him, because nobody would ever find his shop hidden on the second floor among and behind wholesale spices and dry goods. We would probably not even venture there thinking it was a structly local wholesale area. Anyway, we are glad he did find us, because in his miniature stall we bought practically all of our souvenirs, and are now deeply regretful we did not buy all he was pushing on us, but too late, because we managed to displace his business card and now know neither his name nor that of his business. He claims to own a jade mine, but even if that is not true, the jade trinkets we got from him were far cheaper and of superior quality than elsewhere. Moreover, we found similar jade bracelets he was selling to be approx. 40x more expensive in China.
As for the "ethics" that was mentioned in the other review of his stall, all the photos he is showing seem to be taken with permission, and as such are legit, much more than tourist photos taken on the Circular train in Yangoon (about that see my review of that attraction).
Anyway, the market is well worth a visit if you are interested in souvenirs not found elsewhere, but if this seller does not find you, try to find him on the second floor maze, and kindly post the name of the business and any electronic contact he may have. Thanks.
Written March 2, 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG
Singapore, Singapore6,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
If you have been to Mandalay but have not been to Zegyo Market, I would say that you have not been to Mandalay.

The pick-up trucks to the 3 ancient cities of Amarapura, Sagaing and Inwa departed and returned here. Most budget guesthouses in Mandalay are concentrated around this market. It is the nerve of the transportation network of Mandalay. It is also one of the largest markets I had seen in Myanmar and you can really feel the pulse of her people as you strolled around this market.

There are many shops and stalls surrounding the perimeter of the market. The voluminous products that were sold in the market flooded every corner of the place. Fruits, apparels, household items, souvenirs, prayers' items can be visibly seen and sold.

I have not seen such a fascinating large market of products. Vehicles horning while trying to weave their way into the narrow alleys of the road. The displayed products were of variety and colorful.

The place is so commercialized and many of the pick-up trucks were also used for conveying cartons of items beside transporting passengers.

If you have the luxury of time, you can slowly explore this market and her vicinity.
Written March 16, 2017
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KellieMcK
Belmont, CA291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Couples
Our guide took us to this market and it's amazing. Huge, packet with sales stalls, they sell everything from food to clothing to jewelry to etc. Very local. You could easily spent a couple hours checking the place out even if you don't buy anything.

It is mostly a wholesale market. Some places will sell small quantities, some won't. I wanted to buy a bedazzled pair of flip-flops and some places would sell just 1 pair, others wouldn't.

Even if you are not planning to shop, this is a very interesting place to explore and get a feel for the local culture. Virtually no tourists here.
Written March 8, 2014
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia4,679 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
My husband and I wanted to get a long gee so our driver said he would take us to the markets where the locals shopped.Hard to get parking but he managaed and took us in.OMG it was overwhelming and huge.Too much to look at in one hit but we knew what we were after and got in and out.Good prices and no haggling as we had our guide.He then took us outside where it was calmer and showed us all the Burmese food stuffs and we had taste testers.Ended up buying some local produce to bring home as it was so unusual and delicious.Had a great time but try not to be overwhelmed like I was.Know what you want and get it or you could be there for 1/2 day.No real touristy items.Just every day living items for locals
Written April 1, 2019
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reevesbangkok
Siem Reap, Cambodia26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Got tuk tuk, and driver waited near clocktower. An easily identifiable meeting point if seperated from companions. Market is indoor. For locals and wholesale buyers. Would certainly recommend going. We found bargains outside (far RH area l think) Plastic woven carry baskets were 2 to 3 dollars Australian. Stall holders are lovely. Little if any English.
Written March 23, 2019
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Granya179
Singapore, Singapore108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We had a thoroughly entertaining encounter with an older gentleman (looks to be of Indian origin); who will tell you an interesting story about himself and his life. I won’t share his story, because I think it would be more entertaining to hear it from him; and for you to draw your own conclusions ;)

His name is Mr Slim. You don’t need to find him, he’ll find you. (He found us near the up-riding escalators, and I’m sure we looked a little lost and bewildered ).

If you’re looking to buy some souvenirs, he’ll help. We were looking for some shirts for my Dad and he took us to a store selling shirts. When we couldn’t find what we wanted (this market is really not for tourists) he then politely asked if he could take us to his “other” store. As we had read what the previous reviewer (Gari K) had said, we were prepared, and happily followed him to his store. He started pulling out trinket after trinket, and also pointing out to us his various wares - handicraft that came from the villages. They were “unpolished” and not fancy; and he didn’t appear to have more than one item of any one thing. we therefore felt that they could actually be quite authentic; and not items that were mass produced from some factory. We ended up buying some items from him.

What I love about all my encounters with salespeople in Myanmar is that even if they appear a little shady, they don’t do the hard sell on you.

So if you’re looking for a little adventure in the market; he’s your man!

Ps. If you’re looking for jade and find the Jade market overwhelming, go to ‘Moe gems and jewellery’. Look for my review on this.
Written December 28, 2019
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aladdin_mp
Arizona589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
If you are not in a hurry and are curious this is the place to stroll. Many local Burmese manufactured goods, crafts, and so many novel items. Crowded, confusing and fascinating.
Written January 12, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,980 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Huge Mandalay market area with a multistory building with different floors for garments, lungi cloth, shoes, teddy bears and other goods accessible on foot by stairs or by car as a carpark is adjacent.

I found the most interesting part the sections with vegetables, fruits, spices, flowers and dried fish on 86th street (between road 24 and 31). Wonderful colors, people of Yunnan and Shan origine, villagers selling their produce and city people with cash.
Did not see tourists, but the vendors are well aware of us as they overcharge not just a little bit.
Written December 31, 2018
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paukie
Zurich, Switzerland1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
In this old 3 storied building you can buy anthing. The corridors are filled up with stuff, so that you have few spaces to walk through, but that has it's charm. Mostly clothes, but also furniture, toys, jewellery, religious artifacts, but also local and Chinese medicine and herbs. Round the building there are many more small shops and stalls.
Written November 17, 2017
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