Bogyoke Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market (Burmese: ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္းေစ်း), commonly known as Scott's Market (Burmese: Sa-kor-zay), is a major bazaar located 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.

Yangon's Bustling Bogyoke Market

The Bogyoke market in Yangon is one of the so many renowned places in the city. The market was inaugurated in 1962 as a historical building where foreign tourists use to visit as an interesting site.

The Bogyoke market was well known for selling only quality consumer commodities in successive eras. Most consumers are proud of buying their commodities from the Bogyoke market.

Foreign tourists are pleased with variety of goods in this market especially Myanmar traditional handiworks, textiles, musical instruments, jewels, paintings and sculptures as well as gem mosaic paintings.
Apart from the central market, there are wings in eastern, western, southern and northern sides of the market. We can buy jewels, international standard silverwares, sculptures and embroidery works, tapestries and paintings.

Similarly, Myanmar Traditional slim-bags, rattan-wares, variety kind of cosmetics and foot-wares for women, ready-made cloths are sold at the shops there.

The historic Bogyoke market has been existed in Yangon for more than 75 years. Souvenirs and presents of locals and foreigner’s choice and artistic handicrafts could be purchased at the only centre “The Bogyoke Market”.
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.

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.