Bogyoke Market


Bogyoke Market

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location = Yangon, Myanmar
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opening_date = 1926
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Bogyoke Aung San Market ( _my. ဗိုလ်ချုပ်အောင်ဆန်းဈေး), commonly known as Scott's Market ( _my. Sa-kor-zay), is a major bazaar located in Pabedan Township in downtown Yangon, Myanmar. It was built by the British in 1926, and is known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It was originally named after James George Scott, a British civil servant most noted for bringing football to Myanmar. It was renamed after Bogyoke (General) Aung San but many continue to use the original name.

The market has a wide variety of shops, most of them targeting tourists. A number of small antique shops selling old coins, bank-notes, postage stamps and medals line the ground floor and the 1st story of the façade. In the middle of the market are jewelers, selling jade, rubies and other precious stones, most of which are mined in Myanmar. The rest are art galleries, handicraft shops, restaurants and clothes stores. The market is also known for its black market money changers, with jewelry merchants typically able to change the largest bills at the best rates.

A new wing of the market has been built across the road (called Bogyoke Market Road). It houses shops aimed at the local populace, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.

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