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Why Five Days Market is special ?
The 5-day rotating market around Inle Lake offers a good opportunity to meet many different local tribes. These markets are called "5 Day Markets" because the hill people rotate between 5 different locations over a 5 day period. They were here this day and people come from all over the lake to buy produce and other items. They come by boat and parking is scarce but somehow everyone manages to find their way in. The assortment of vegetables present was amazing, tomatoes, eggplants, scallions, peppers, betel, beans, garlic, cheroots and more. And of course there were people selling lacquerware, Buddha statues, longyis and Shan bags to name a few. It was very good to get there first thing in the morning because we missed the tour groups who came later.
What to explore at Five Days Market?
A Five Day Market is one of the attractive tourist experiences in Shan State where the different ethnic nationals sell their daily farm products like vegetables, fish, flowers, fruits and so on. This kind of shopping is unique to this place and naturally brings pleasure to many shoppers from the area and from far.
Five day Market will be held at Ywama Village - the largest village on the Inlay Lake, Phaung Daw U Pagoda - one of the famous principal shrines in Myanmar, Indein - one of the small villages of Inle Lake, Mine thauk marker - a large and bustling market, Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery - an attractive wooden monastery.
How to get to Five Days Market?
The best way to visit Five Day Market is by boat. All the locals know the place and they will take you there.
- One of Inle Lake’s most popular
- A good opportunity to meet different local tribes
- Authentic atmosphere away from the lake
- The market alive with activity and very colorful
- Definitely worth a try, lots of things to buy
Ywama Myanmar (Burma)