It is interesting to visit theme market. For example, bird market in Yogya, camel market in Rajasthan, fish market in Tokyo, and just now we were at the buffalo market in Pasar Bolu, 3KM from Rantepao.
We arrived at 8am before more buffalos coming to town. By 9am, the lanes were jammed pack with buffalo.
Buffalo could cost from IRD 20 million to 250 million (record?). The ‘precious’ one are those albino buffalo with three colours, gigantic with impressive horns.
The whole place is like a car exhibition showroom.
The Ramadhan (Ramadan) fasting month falls in summer time.
Bazaar has becoming a good marketplace for Muslims and non-Muslims to scout for food in the evening.
We visited one of the bazaar nearby and look for the usual food choices.
I recalled this street was known as Bond Street.
After breakfast, we walked from our hotel to Gaya Street. It looked pretty much unchain since my last visit.
I remembered the seashell, flowers and pet stores.
There are stores selling herbal tea and bird nest drink.
There are few tourist attractions along the waterfront at Kota kinabalu city. One of my favourite markets is the Filipino Market.
You can visit the market in the morning or at night. The main difference is the grilled fish stalls opening during the evening.
It is a relatively small market where you can finish the tour in less than an hour.
Bogyoke Aung San Market is probably the most popular tourist shopping maketplace in Yangon.
The main building retains its colonial architecture style while the inner lanes were covered with cobblestones. It was constructed in 1926.
The market offers a (slightly) cooler venue for tourists to escape the hot afternoon.
The nearly two thousands shops showcase some local and regional merchandises. One could readily spend 3 hours and barely cover all the shops (without stopping).
There are few wet markets in Yangon. The small but busy morning market at 26th Street is within walking distance from Bogyoke Aung San Market.
The best time to visit this street market is 7 to 9am.
The market could be covered within 30 minutes but it has lots of local produces.
The morning market in Nyaung-U is an oasis to some tourists who need time out from the endless temple-hopping in Bagan.
Bagan situates in the dry area of Myanmar. So all the leafy vegetables are grown in the river bank or remote villages. In the past, the farmers have to wake carry the crops on their back and shoulder, walk 20 miles to the market to sell their produces. After the sales, they walk home and prepare dinner, and start over again on the next day. Now with the transportation truck, the farmers can share and ride on motor vehicles that safe them lots of effort.
The morning market is more interesting than Bogyoke Aung San Market in Yangon.