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Morning in Yangon: Markets, Monks & Mohinga

October 1, 2014 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

The great historian and British Burma expert, J. S. Furnivall, once interpreted markets in Myanmar as places where all the individual ethnic groups of Myanmar “meet, but only in the market place, in buying and selling.” Indeed, local markets paint a picture of this multi-ethnic society that is Myanmar.

Khiri Travel Myanmar offers several signature tours, such as an early morning tour of the fish market, or a visit to what is perhaps Myanmar’s most famous market, the Bogyoke Aung San Market (Scott’s market) in Yangon. While the latter one is rather a truly touristic experience, where lots of handicrafts are sold and gems dealers negotiate selling and buying prices of rubies and diamonds over a cup of tea, the fish market is a rather adventurous endeavor. Long before sunrise fish trawlers arrive at Yangon’s busy harbor to unload tons of fish, to be sold until the sun comes out.

Our tour to this fish market commences when most people are still sleeping. After a visit to the fish market, your travelers continue with their guide to the 24-hour vegetable market to try the famous Burmese breakfast called mohinga, a mild fish soup with noodles and crackers. Out on the streets the monks are strolling by to fill their alms bowls. Your clients can wait and watch and even donate some food. Upon your client’s return to their hotel, they will be ready for their full western breakfast.

For more information on Burmese breakfast, the morning markets in Yangon, and booking requests, please contact [email protected].

Photo 1 by JP Klovstad

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