Located near a roundabout in the northeast of Bagan, Nayung U market is one of the main tourist attractions in Bagan. It enchants visitors by its unique and lively atmosphere with colorful displays of fruit, flowers, and textiles, etc. It would be ideal to spend a part to learn about local culture in this market instead of visiting the endless temple-hopping here.

Two transporters in a break, Nyaung U Market

Two transporters in a break, Nyaung U Market

Nayung U market is not too far from the Shwezigon Temple, which is known as one of the most famous pagodas in Myanmar. Like any other roads in this country, the one to Nayung U market is dirty but it is really a must-see market so that a little dirt is not a big problem with ones who prepare themselves a pair of good shoes. Moreover, you can easily reach the place by e-bike, horse cart or local taxi from the airport at a reasonable price.

Burmese traditional puppets for sale in Nyaung U Market

Burmese traditional puppets for sale in Nyaung U Market

During the visit to this countryside market on Bagan tours, tourists have chances to witness the way the locals conduct their daily lives and immerse themselves into the unique cultures such as finding out how craters create a work of art by turning a block of plain wood, smelling the scents of local rice or encountering friendly and hospitable residents wearing longyi and daubing with thanaka. Nayung consists of various sections selling assorted goods, thus, you can find almost every distinct items of each region ranging from the traditional longyi to different kinds of clothes or from the rattan item to the special tea leaves – one of the country’s specialties. There also has a wet market with fresh veggies, fine rice or fish. It is rather necessary to shop around and bargain.

A baby with thanaka on face, Nyaung U Market

A baby with thanaka on face, Nyaung U Market

If you’re going to have your own journey to Myanmar, or just being off one day in your Myanmar vacation, don’t hesitate to zip through the breathtaking countryside to Nyaung with a camera to explore and save your own experiences of this local market.

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