After decades of being stifled by the heavy hand of a dictatorial regime, Yangon’s museums, art galleries and markets are now being allowed to grow independently – fulfilling the enormous potential that Myanmar’s people and culture offer.

Markets are known in Burmese as zay or zei, and Yangon has a huge number of them, selling a wide variety of goods. Food, medicine, clothes, textiles, jewelry, silverware, lacquerware, handicrafts… Yangon has it all.

Market in Mandalay.
Street market in Yangon.
Selling Silver on Inle Lake.
Ladies heading to the market in Bagan.
Young boy helps his mum on a Thanaka stall.

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21.12 | 20:25

Is there anyway to sponsor or adopt a child..

28.02 | 13:36

Love it, I miss Myanmar very much —

31.12 | 13:48

Also be aware..If you buy the camera overseas or travel with it and a problem develops, they will simply pass the buck and say "its not our problem".

30.10 | 20:48

Phnom Penh seems a good place to try and have fun. I would like to plan a tour fo there after mine

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