|Yangon is without
a doubt the situation for alternative shopping. It offers
unusual, very cheap products that one won't find even in
its nearby neighbors. Some of what it offers include:
Precious Stones & Jewelry
Travellers can go crazy purchasing stones in the capital city of Yangon, ranging from precious
birthstones to finer jades, rubies and sapphire.
Lacquer ware is possibly the most popular buy in Myanmar. This attractive
work of art, coming mainly from up-country Bagan (formerly Pagan), is easily a collectable.
Shoppers can choose from various shapes, sizes and colours, and
may also wish to purchase the antique lacquer ware pieces sold in
major shops in town.
Unique tapestries equal lacquer ware in terms of popularity. These
woven fabrics are usually handmade with gold and silver thread,
and silver and metal finish.
Antiques are also popular in Yangon. Collectables include statues,
brass animal shapes, old clokes and wooden fixtures.
may plunge into a buying frenzy with all these colourful
traditional longyi. They are sold in just about every market and
store in town and prices are very reasonable.
Everything from small items such as figurines and wooden canes to
home furniture, can be found here. One can definitely find pleasure
in browsing through a great selection of good quality woodcraft.
The most popular places for bargains to hunt includes Bogyoke
Aung San Market (Scott Market) with endless options of souvenir
items sold at very reasonable prices. Buyers can enjoy haggling as most
of the items are sold without price tags. Other places for good
shopping include downtown Chinatown and various shopping centres
around the city.