This market is open from 9am to 5pm so be prepared to spend a whole day there. They really close at 5pm sharp so make sure you are out of the building by then because the guards will come and close down the shutters. We almost got caught within the confines of the building but got out in time. It is such a huge place that it is quite easy to lose yourself in it. You may find many stalls selling similar things but you will also be able to find some truly unique crafts if you take your time to browse. Bargaining is common practice. However, some of the jade earrings and bracelets were cheaper at the airport even after knocking down the price at the market. So don't worry if you miss out on some deals at the market unless if you really like that particular style or pattern. Be sure to bring enough kyats with you or you will be forced to use US Dollars. Something worth buying at the markets are the paintings. You can get them at a reasonable price after bargaining and you know they are the originals! And do not leave Myanmar without buying their traditional costume - Longji. They are inexpensive and beautiful. Men's longji generally are about 7,500 kyats for two pieces and women's longji are between 4,000 - 9,000 kyats each depending on the material and pattern. Ladies, be sure to try the tanakha on your faces. There are some women selling what would look like mini wooden barks and you can actually ask them if they would be willing to let you try some on. Just be mindful of pickpockets but other than that, enjoy yourself strolling through the amazing gems and handicraft that Yangon has to offer and be sure to make friends with the locals by greeting them, "Mingalaba."
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.