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Zegyo Market, Mandalay
(3.1/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web)
Zegyo Market, located in downtown Mandalay, is the oldest and most important market in Mandalay.HistoryZegyo Market, covering 12 acres, was founded during the reign of King Mindon. It was a principal distribution center for beans, citrus fruit, cotton, nuts, onions, rice, tobacco and wheat as well as the main market for jewellery and handicrafts such as silver and gold embroidery. The market was totally destroyed by fire in 1897, and rebuilt in 1903 with a masonry structure designed by an Italian, Count Conte Calderari. In the 1990s, the colonial era structure was pulled down and replaced with a Chinese-style shopping center.
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  • Chinatown 3.0, all Chinese, fake, cheap and definitely not authentic. Waste of time and energy to walk
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  • The market is your typical asian market. Many fruit, vegetable stands, fish, meat etc. Very busy, chaotic, dirty, and bustling. A sight to see! 
  • Hundreds of stores with communication being a big challenge. Not a place for tourists hence only local currency is accepted. If you have a person to translate for you then definitely worth a shopping ...  more »