Yangon is definitely the
destination for alternative shopping. The city boasts of unique, very
reasonably-priced items that one may not find even in its close
neighbors. Some of its attractions include:
Precious Stones &
visitors can go
crazy buying stones in Yangon: from precious birthstones to finer
jades, sapphire and rubies.
most popular buy is Myanmar lacquerware. This attractive work of art,
mostly coming from upcountry Bagan, is easily a collectible. Shoppers
may choose from a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes, although
one may also find pleasure in the antique lacquerware pieces found in
any major shop in town.
unique tapestries that equal Myanmar lacquerware in terms of
popularity. These woven fabrics are normally handmade using gold and
silver thread, with silver and metal finish.
another popular buy in Yangon. Collectibles include statues, brass
animal shapes, wooden fixtures, old clocks, and the like.
shoppers may go in a buying frenzy
with all these colourful traditional longyi. Prices are very
reasonable and are available in almost every market and store in town.
from small items such as figurines
and wooden canes to as heavy as home furniture. One would surely find
pleasure in going through a wide variety of good quality woodcraft The
most popular places for bargain-hunting includes Bogyoke Aung San
Market (Scott Market) where one can go through countless options of
souvenir items sold at significantly low prices. Shoppers would enjoy
haggling for discounts as most of the items are sold without price
tags. Other places for good buys include downtown Chinatown and
shopping centers around the city.