Yangon is the biggest city in Myanmar, you will find great shopping spots with the broadest diversity of local handicrafts coming from all around Myanmar and imported goods.
Markets and shopping in Yangon
Bogyoke Aung San Market, alias Scott Market, this thriving market, with its own buzzing ambiance housed inside a colonial era building dating back to the 1920s, can be found at the northern end of Bogyoke Aung San Road. This is an ideal place to wander through the 2000 or so shops and stalls displaying food, money changers, paintings, clothing, jewelery and handicraft. Its doors are open everyday from 10am to 5pm other than on Mondays and Public Holidays. Remember to bargain a bit before buying anything.
Thein Gyi Zay Market, an ideal setting to experience a more local touch, with lower prices and local buyers who are oblivious of foreigners, giving you the anonymity you need for a change in this vastly invincible context. This market is located down Shwedagon Pagoda Road, in an unimpressive mix of post war and classic Yangon buildings. For those of you looking for homegrown authentic herbs and spices there is no other place that can stand in comparison to this. Try to visit it between 6 am and 10 am to witness the rush and buzz of the morning market.