Monday, December 23, 2013

Bogyoke Aung San Market, Yangon


We explored the Bogyoke Aung San market our second day in Yangon before we were to fly out to Inle Lake. The market is named after one of the key figures in Burmese independence who also happens to be the father of Aung San Suu Kyi. We got there early, before many stalls had opened and before any customers which made for a really fun and peaceful stroll.


We hung out in a local cafe and read for a bit before then venturing back into a more awake marketplace.


The market itself was roughly broken up into functional areas, (e.g. wicker, textiles, jewelry, antiques, etc.) and was pretty sizable.


Cute finch eating some cute rice


One of my favorite moments was seeing some pretty chirping birds in a tree when I noticed there was some kind of bird feeder attracting them. In a short conversation of charades the owner of said bird feeder walked up to happily point out that it was dried unhusked rice plants.

After finding a few souvenirs, we went back to the area near our hotel and got a quick bite before our flight. Kerry and I agreed the Chinese pork buns we had were some of the absolute best we'd ever tasted.



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