Essential Local Markets

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period: Morning

4 hours    Russian, German, English, French, Spanish    Yangon

tour highlights

  • Get the insider's perspective as you visit lesser-known markets
  • Visit the Bogyoke Market, one of Yangon's top destinations
  • See the work of skilled artisans displayed at the Iron market
  • End your day with a stroll along the Yangon River

tour details

Dive into local culture headfirst as you make your way to some of Yangon’s finest authentic markets, interacting with residents and traders along the way. Start in Bogyoke, or Scott Market, considered a must for all visitors. Then, you’ll have a chance to experience often-overlooked markets that cater to specific customers. For example, the Indian market and the vegetable and fruit market are fascinating destinations, and both are nearly tourist-free. There, you’ll have the opportunity to see Yangon as it is without western influence. Another great market, the Iron market, has everything that any household could need, decorative and practical. Your market day will end with a stroll along the Yangon River, where you’ll watch boats load and unload their wares.

Why choose this tour?

  • Browsing local products and observing old culture of shopping in traditional colourful markets
  • Visit to one of the most significant makets in Yangon, packed with antiques, handicrafts and jewellery shops

tour description

Pick up from your hotel in the morning and start the tour. This tour focuses on different types of markets, where you will see local people bargaining and trading in a bustling atmosphere. While Bogyoke (Scott) Market is a must for almost all tourists, other markets are usually overlooked, and the Indian market or the vegetable and fruit market still carry on much as they have always done, providing a fascinating insight into the country. The Iron market houses treasures for the house hold from plates to pots and pans. Later, stroll along the Yangon River to watch the many boats loading and unloading. After that, transfer back to your hotel.

customise the tour

  • Combine with half day Yangon excursion
  • Join a Cooking Class in Yangon
  • Unlimited photo opportunity during the tour


  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfer from/to hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking local tour guide (other language guides are available on request)
  • Filtered drinking water and wet towels during the tour


  • Meals


  • Please note there will be supplement during the water festival period from 13-17 April. Price to be advised on request.

    Important note for markets:
  • Scott Market closes on Monday and public holidays.
  • Iron Market (wet market) closes on Sunday and public holidays.
Tour code: EXYHELMB

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