the first Portuguese adventurer
arrived and traded precious items at
bazaars in Pegu, today Bago, east of
are multicultural cities and
flourished for hundreds of years. In
the last 200 years the weight moved
to Yangon or Rangoon the former
capital. This city is together with
Mandalay the fastest growing city of
Myanmar, a manufacturing, commercial
and retailing hub.
of goods manufactured in the city
are on display at various parts of
the town, one of the most
interesting place is the Bogyoke
Aung San market long time ago also
known as Scott Market. There
probably the most interesting shops
are selling local created jewelry.
When searching for a good jewelry
shop in Myanmar this is the place to
go from 10am to 5pm, Mondays closed.
Traditional and new styles
decorative products are plenty
including some real fascinating
creations with various precious
stone such as ruby, sapphire, jade
and diamonds in good quality.
Although most styling is rather
tradition they very quickly pick up
modern trends, pricing is also quite
reasonable, it needs some bargaining