Morning in Yangon: Markets, Monks & Mohinga

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.

Market Mishmash in Vientiane

Local markets are absolutely an important part of the Lao experience. Although the authentic street markets are slowly disappearing and being replaced by modern supermarkets and shopping malls, they remain a pillar of the Southeast Asian culture.