Colonial Architecture

Pegu Club Cocktail

Posted on August 7th, by Juan in Food & Drink, Monuments & Sights. No Comments

Best Shopping in Yangon: Bogyoke Market

Posted on August 2nd, by Juan in Activities, Handicrafts & Workshops. 4 comments

Bogyoke Market is the most popular market in Yangon with more than 2,000 shops and a big selection of handicrafts, souvenirs, clothes, jewellery & gems, antiques and art galleries.

Bogyoke Market, formerly known as Scott’s Market, is located in central Yangon and was built in 1926 under the British rule, and is therefore an example of colonial architecture.

If you find your way out of the narrow passageways that make up the market, at the back you will find some cafes and restaurants.

Larger shops can be found on the outer streets of the market.

One of the most popular items for sale at the market are the traditional ‘longyi’ skirt worn by women.

Inside the market you will find many stalls like this one filled with the different styles and ethnic designs.

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Former Myanmar Railway Headquarters; A Colonial Building in Yangon

Posted on May 31st, by Juan in Monuments & Sights. 3 comments

This well known colonial building is the former Myanmar railway headquarters. It is located on the corner of Bogyoke Aung San Road and Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon (just next to Bogyoke Market)

It consists of 3 colonial buildings which are surrounded by beautiful gardens and a spacious entrance.

The colonial building will be turned into a five-star hotel in two years following the Government’s demand for more luxury accommodation in the city.

The Government is focused on improving the quality and quantity of accommodation on offer in Yangon to host the increasing number of business travelers and tourists.

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