Where to do shopping in Myanmar

myanmar-181784_640Myanmar is commonly known as Burma, located in Southeast Asia and very famous country with respect to tourism as well for holding rich natural reserves. Burma attracts tourist because of its significant tourist destinations which are its largest city Yangon and capital city Naypyidaw, religious sites, natural wonders and many others. This whole country is also famous for having various shopping places. Few best shopping places of Myanmar are stated below.

Pomelo

Located in Yangon, it’s a famous shopping place for having best collection fashionable handicrafts throughout the area. All products on display are done by Myanmar’s projects supporting deprived groups and you will definitely love all the items in his shop. Here you will find unique jewelry which is designed through reprocessed materials. Other highlighted items of Pomelo include colorful papier Mache dogs and bags featured with bold graphics images and also delicate Chin weaving.

Theingyi Zei

Known to be the largest market of Yangon, Theingyi Zei is a best shopping place where you can buy anything you want. This market is specialized in ordinary housewares and textiles which are available here in best quality. On ground floor of this easternmost building a great selection of traditional herbs and medicines is sold. This market is much famous for traditional herbal shampoo which is used by most of the women in Myanmar and is the reason behind smooth and glossy hairs of them. This shampoo is made by boiling the bark of the Tayaw shrub with big black kin pun and is sold in small plastic bags.

U Mu Ling Ta

Situated at the top of a spotless driveway on Tachileik Rd, Kengtung, U Mu Ling Ta is an exclusive fifth-generation family-run shop where you will definitely enjoy your shopping. This shop stocks up top quality lacquer ware ranging from universal multicolored Bagan style to the outstanding, black Kyaingtong. All items are highly priced and if you are not in a position to buy them, you can see the production process of all the pieces which will definitely prove very beneficial for you as all of them are formed live in the shop.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

 Latterly called Scott Market, it’s another Myanmar’s ideal shopping place which you can locate in Yangon. This sprawling covered market is spread over a very huge area and more than 2000 shops are housed in it. You will find here largest and finest collection of Myanmar handicrafts and souvenirs from lacquer ware and Shan shoulder bags to puppets and jewelry and all are sold at reasonable price. Market’s main hall is a best place to find out various top quality fabrics like cotton, silk mix and many other. At 1st floor, hill tribe textiles especially from Chin sate are sold and in next door Heritage Gallery, you can buy authentic antiques which are mostly lacquer ware. You will also find best slippers here.

Mani-Sithu Market

It’s an amazing market in which you will find fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish, top quality textiles and also traveler oriented goods which include woodcarvings, T-shirts and lacquer ware.

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