The Bogyoke market is a wonderful place to spend a few hours, filled with vendors selling everything from jade, rubies, carved wood, tshirts, and anything else you might want. The vendors tend to be quite friendly, and they are not typically pushy like in some countries. Most of them speak at least a little English (enough to work out a price to buy/sell and maybe answer basic questions)... some of them speak good English. It's customary to negotiate on the price of things, so you should go to the market expecting to go back and forth a few times. It's just expected. As always, inspect the items to check the quality and make sure you get what you pay for. I have been to the market on several occasions, and I have always found several items I wanted to take home to family and friends (or for myself), usually for very reasonable prices. The cost of things has increased modestly in recent years, but there are still great bargains to be found, at least by US standards. A trip to Yangon would not be complete without a visit to the market! Depending on your shopping style, you could easily spend several hours here.
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