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.