Mani Sithu Market in Nyaung-U

Mani Sithu Market is Nyaung-U’s main market in the middle of town and offers food and daily supplies for sale to the local community.

Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
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From fresh fish to cooking oil to betel nut, the Mani Sithu Market in downtown Nyaung-U is the main local market for the town. It’s a permanent market and set up under a light wooden structure that occupies a large block in the middle of town.

You won’t find much in the way of souvenirs here–it’s primarily a local morning market rather than tourist market.

Photos of Nyaung-U Market

Betele Nut at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Sliced betel (areca) nuts. It’s chewed, similar to chewing tobacco, and has psychoactive ingredient similar to nicotine. It also causes a number of serious diseases and health issues. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Cooking Oil Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Measuring out cooking oil for sale. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Dried Fish at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Fresh Produce at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Fresh Produce at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Cane balls for playing Chinlone at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Cane balls for playing Chinlone. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Dried Fish at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Dried and salted fish. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Traditional Medicines at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Traditional medicines. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Marionette Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Fresh Fish at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Traditional Medicines at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com
Dried Fish at Nyaung-U Market, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Dried and salted fish. Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com

What to Know Before You Go

If you fly into Bagan, you’ll fly into the Nyaung-U Airport (also known as Bagan-Nyaung U / airport code NYU). The train to Bagan also terminates in Nyaung-U.

The Mani Sithu Market isn’t far from the airport and is close to the impressive Golden Shwezigon Pagoda.

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Travel Advice for Myanmar (Burma)

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by David Coleman

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