To get an authentic look at everyday life in Yangon, set aside time to wander the city’s largest and ever-busy market. Locals browse its five floors for housewares and clothing, as well as traditional herbs and cosmetics. Envious of the shiny hair many Burmese women seem to possess? Pick up some of their secret-weapon shampoo, made with bark from the tayaw shrub. If it’s handcrafted souvenirs like lacquerware bowls and embroidered textiles you’re after, check out nearby Bogyoke Market.
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