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Nyaung U – Local Market

Nyaung Oo – Local Market


After getting picked at Bagan Airport (around 7:50am) our tour guide was ready to start visiting sites in and around Bagan.  Our first place to visit was a daily market in the nearby town of Nyaung U (also know as Nyaung Oo).  Typical as most of this type of markets you will find a variety of merchandise such as spices, fish, meats, fruits, vegetables, clothes, shoes – you name it, it probably can be found here.  As great as this local markets can be then can also be a bit touristy which means the prices can be a bit higher than the markets that just cater to the locals.

These various size balls are made out of bamboo and are used to play a “kicking” game popular in Southeast Asia.  Generally known as “Sepak Takraw” it can have different names depending on the country.  Using a similar court as “Volleyball” it differs in game play as in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball.  More about this game can be found here.


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