Bagan (formerly known as Pagan) is a city located in Central Myanmar. Bagan was originally the capital of the Pagan kingdom, which existed from the 9th to the 13th centuries. During the 11th to the end of the 13th century - the heyday of Pagan Kingdom, there were more than 4,000 temples and monasteries built here. However, beside those sacred relics, there still exists one bustling s
Although not being a massive market, there are many things for tourists to explore and experience here. The market is divided into different areas dealing in different types of goods, in which the “wet” market is a must-see section. Almost all kinds of stuffs in Myanmar can be found in this market, from longyi (traditional Burmese sarong) to modern clothes, from colorful veggies and fruits to fresh fish, from products made from rattan to tea leaves- one of the famous specialties of Myanmar. Besides, Nyaung market has many suppliers selling excellent local ceramics, which can be gifted to friends or beloved ones as a souvenir. Tourists also have the opportunity to mingle with the people of Nyaung U village and experience a day in your life as a local. This includes blending in with their lifestyle, learning their culture, getting to know how they conduct their daily lives, enjoying the signature scent of local rice, nailing the skill of turning plain woods into a piece of art…
Different types of goods
The best time to visit Nyaung U market is early in the morning. This is the time when the local sellers assemble at the market to trade their items, meaning that you get to have your hands on the best and freshest goods. If you intend on taking photos for memories, early morning is also the most ideal moment as life here is incredibly vivid at this time. Thus, the only tip is getting up early if tourists want to experience the bustle of the market. You will have the chance to take impressive photos of the colorful and lively life here. Myanmar people are particularly friendly and are always ready to take pictures with you with a smile on their faces. If you want to buy some items from the market as souvenirs, try to use your bargaining skills to get your wanted goods at the best price. If you’re a food lover, don’t hesitate to try out the amazing food street at the market. Visitors can also check out the diverse culinary options served at different restaurants nearby the market if you want to satisfy your appetite after a long day of wandering around the market.
Nyaung U is not far from the main road. Therefore, tourists can easily have access to horse-drawn carriage or taxi from the airport.