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Jade Market, Mandalay

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  • Will see raw materials as well as finished goods. Please do the bargain as much as you can. People hardly speak English. MMK, USD, THB are accepted.  more »
  • This is the inner place to go if you are interested in looking at how people sell Jade and buy it. the locals come in with bags of Jade bracelets and wholesalers value them and buy them. they are not....  more »
  • We paid the 2,500 per person and then left the market within 5 minutes. It’s not really for tourists, at least not the side where we were dropped off. It was full of traders, terrible crowd, men...  more »
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  • This is a market for raw jade to make items from. Most of what is found here cannot be exported due to embargoes over conflict jade. But an eye opening side to the jade trade you may not have known even existed.
  • Interesting market to see how people trade in jade. Be sure to go before 10am to catch the action. There's a paid area for foreigners to enter and it is where the serious trading takes place. Bought myself some jade items at rock bottom prices, like a jade beaded bracelet at 5,000 ks. But in general, do not buy unless you have asked around a few stalls for price of same item and gotten a general feel of prices. And do not buy any expensive items unless you really know your stones. Some amber jewelry is sold here along with the jade. These are overpriced. The same amber bracelets are sold in Yangon at 10,000 Kyat, so be sure to bargain down the price.
  • great experience! really recommend to visit, maybe dont go on a shopping spree unless you are very well informed on how to choose and value gems as you will get schooled. but still amazing to go and learn and experience, you can study lots from the locals on how to value jade but dont put your fresh knowledge to the test on a too high transaction as a couple of hours experience is not enough to really value gems. but the cheaper stones are still a great souvenir! even though its a jade market, you can even find the famous Myanmar Ruby there, but those are super expensive, and if they are not, they are probably of very very very low quality or have been chemically or heat treated to be more beautiful - there for value is even lower.
  • I don't know about the stones they are selling in the market.... but it was great spending time there... really awesome
  • Expensive jade can be seen. They are trading with China the whole day on the internet. Wonderful jade is to be seen

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