Nyaung U Market, Bagan

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Meet the local culture at Nyaung U Market, where you can see locals dressed in traditional clothes spruiking and selling their wares. As you explore the market, you’ll get a glimpse of the history, the way of life, and the fashion of the area. You can also buy a wide variety of raw and prepared food, such as fish and all kinds of meat, as well as vegetables and fruit. Many local artists sell their works here; you can support them by purchasing their pieces directly from the creator. Make Nyaung U Market a centerpiece of your Bagan vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bagan route builder site .
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  • TaKeT early in the morning, when the market is more alive, with fewer tourists, and then you can farebelle photo with local people and with less crowds.
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  • If you've seen markets in other developing countries, this won't impress you, unless you are looking to buy some cheap souvenirs. It's quite large.  more »
  • Nothing really different from any other Asian market. A lot of handcrafts (some made in China, like usual) in an hot and crowd place. If you have time left, it may worth a visit.  more »

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Bagan accommodations try their best to fit in with the atmosphere of spirituality and mystery that clings to the temple town. As such, you won't find any high-rise hotels here. Instead, a number of squat wooden lodges, converted traditional houses, and new boutique resorts (all pretty low to the ground) provide the main options for those staying in town. Among them, you'll find some that offer a slightly better range of facilities--including well-maintained pools and restaurants--and others that offer basic dormitory accommodation.
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