Attraction Mine Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe Township Myanmar (Burma) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Mine Thauk Market is special ?
Mine Thauk Market is a large and bustling affair that features a wide selection of merchandise for shoppers which located on the east bank of Inlay Lake. Mine Thauk Market is also known as the ‘five-day market’ because the people from the hills sell their products in five different locations over a five-day period. They bring to sell their products and buy from others such as vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, cheroots, local dries, local food, and souvenirs for tourist and so on. There are also people selling Shan bags, Buddha statues and lacquerware. Their custom and dress can also be observed.
What to explore at Mine Thauk Market?
Visitors can enjoy the experience of a 5-day market in Shan State whey they can buy the fresh farm produces like vegetables, fishes, flowers, fruits, and crafts by different ethnic nationals. Most of the shoppers come to the bazar by their own boat and sell their goods in the market, navigating through scarce boat parking. The market opens once every 5 days in different location, and the market day is the most important day for the region. Mine Thauk market is on the east bank of Inle Lake, and on the market day, hill tribes nearby and the local people gather to buy, sell and socialize at the market.
How to get to Mine Thauk Market?
The best way to visit the Mine Thauk Market is by boat. You can hire a boat with driver through your hotel.
Mine Thauk Village, Inle Lake, Nyaung Shwe Township Myanmar (Burma)
I recommend you should visit this local market. There are many people from the surrounding villages, women come from mountain villages. The bright, noisy, colorful. Fresh vegetables and fruits, herbs, spices, textiles, and things for the economy - are still there. There are a couple of stalls with souvenirs for tourists, silver ornaments and pseudo-antiques, but the overall market for the locals. At the same time you can drink tea and if dare, try the local food.