Is shopping your favourite pastime and consumes most of your time while visiting some new place? Where Myanmar offers a lot of unique and one of its kind crafts, it offers abundant shopping opportunities also. Shopping in Myanmar can be an interesting experience as the people are naturally good natured, bargaining is a persistent trend and if accompanied by a local, you can get really good things at reasonable prices.
Best Shopping Malls to Visit in Myanmar:
Wondering what places and malls to visit? Don’t worry we have got you covered. Following are the top shopping destination in Myanmar where you will find a number of rare and good quality things.
1. Dagon Shopping Centre
If you are looking to have a great shopping experience in Myanmar then visiting Dagon Shopping Centre is a must, it is one of the best Myanmar shopping centres and offer a lavish internet cafe. And this is what makes it an ideal place for tourists, here you will find a wide and good collection of shoes, handbags and loose cloth. You can get fabric on sale too with a number of places to eat out and Myanmar is really famous for its cuisine. Want to have a haircut on the run? No worries, Dagon Shopping Centre also has a beauty salon that cater to the hair cutting and styling needs of shoppers.
2. Bogyoke Aung San Market
When visiting a place it is a good idea to visit its local places, they give you better and in depth insight of the country and its culture and at the end of the end you will have a lot to say about it, which is absolutely a good thing. It was formerly known as Scott Market and is located at the heart of Yangon and presents the colonial era and architecture. And you can buy anything from here. The shopkeepers are friendly and you can wood carvings, lacquerware, tapestries, silk and cotton fabric and a lot of other things there.
3. Ocean Super Centre
Ocean Super Centre is one of the best Myanmar shopping malls that offer a ‘one stop solution’ to everyone as, literally, there is nothing you can’t buy there. the biggest plus point of Ocean Super Centre is the comfortable place it offers along with a wide array of products, some of the commonly shopped products include electronics, furniture, household products, toys, sports equipment and bedroom things. Shopping involves eating out also and Ocean Super Centre is one Myanmar shopping centre that offers a range of Asian food and cafes.
4. J’s Irrawaddy Dream
If you are looking to buy some locally made unique handicrafts then J’s Irrawaddy Dream is a place to go. It deals in all kinds of crafts, silk fabric, laquerware, jewellery and Buddhist statues that you may not find any place else. A good thing about this particular shipping store is that it has both contemporary and antique art pieces. if you want to take back good and memorable pieces for yourself and as gifts then visiting this place should be a must in your shopping in Myanmar mission.
5. Blazon Shopping Centre
The mall opened in the year 2000 and now is one of the shopping centres in Myanmar having a lot of branded shops with Adidas, Espirit and Guess to name a few. It is a three-storey shopping centre; the first floor offers many branded clothing clothes and offers a good entertaining experience for kids also. It has a separate kids section where parents leave their children while they shop. Besides shopping mall, it also has a great supermarket inside it that covers various products and cater to the shoppers’ varied needs.
6. Taw Win Centre
The mall is located on Pyay Road and the newest addition in the big shopping centres in Myanmar, Yangon. The mall had five floors and offers branded shops of clothing, jewellery, furniture and electronics, some of the notable facts about the shopping mall are it has a game centre, 3D Cineplex, largest book shop in Yangon, Paul Mitchell hair products and The Body Shop.
7. Sein Gay Har Super Centre
Similar to Taw Win Centre, Sein Gay Har Super Centre is amongst the newly built shopping centres in Myanmar, but it is slightly older than it. The mall has shops offering clothes. Electronic appliances, mobile goods, cosmetics shoes and a number of eateries including Burger Star, Donut King, shops selling fried chicken, ice cream shop and an excellent collection of liquor. The best thing about it is that the prices are cheaper and quality of things is good.
8. Treasure Land Gems & Jewellery Souvenirs
Taking back souvenirs is a good thing to keep your personal collection healthy, Treasure Land Gems & Jewellery Souvenirs has a remarkable collection of handicrafts, gemstones like jade and rubies, traditional jewellery, puppets (Marionettes) and tapestry. The shop was built in 1996, which means that it is quite reliable as far as quality is concerned.
9. Myanmar Plaza Shopping Center
Since Myanmar has always been a highly traditional place, finding international brands and retail stores there is beginning to gain influx. Myanmar Plaza is situated in Yangon, which is the hub of tourism in the country. The plaza had loads of mid-level international retail stores and has everything from home appliances to lifestyle shops. It also has an extensive food court that offers multiple cuisines.
10. Pomelo Fair Trade Craft Shop
If you are looking to have contemporary Burmese crafts and want to help the locals then the Pomelo craft shop is the place for you. It is a Fair Trade shop that supports local craftsmen and help them improve socially and economically. They support people fighting from poverty and provide them means to support their livelihood.
Myanmar is high on traditional products but the arrival of new shopping destinations has added new dimensions to its culture and tourist attraction. Comment below and let us know of any other shopping malls you visited during your Myanmar tour.