四、五、六月是緬甸的熱季, 仰光中午時段的氣温都在41-42C左右, 不宜在太陽下活動, 所以午飯後我們被安排到昂山市場購物。對我來說, 一个小時的自由時間, 太長了。我花了大部份的時間觀察市場內進行化緣的小丘尼, 頗有趣的。
April, May and June are the hot season in Myanmar, it was 41-42C around noon time when we were there, obviously not suitable to do anything under the sun. We were sent to Aung San Market for souvenir shopping after lunch. I was done after 10 minutes, and spent my time watching young nuns running their alms receiving offerings in the market. Unlike their male counterparts in Thailand, instead of food and beverages, they collect offering mainly in the form of money. I am going to search for more info on this practice, meanwhile, please enjoy the photos.
維基百科: 昂山市場（緬甸語：ဗိုလ်ချုပ်အောင်ဆန်းဈေး），前稱斯哥特市場（Scott’s Market），是緬甸仰光市班貝坦區的一個大型市場，以其殖民時期的建築和圓石鋪就的街道而聞名。該市場是班貝坦區主要的旅遊目的地，店鋪以古董、手工藝品、珠寶店以及藝術畫廊和服裝店為主。該市場也是一個可以兌換貨幣的黑市。市場內還有一些消費群體以本地人為主的銷售醫藥、食品、服裝和外國商品的店鋪。
⇑ Wikipedia Photo: We were dropped off at the entrance of the market, and didn’t have a chance to walk across the busy street to see the outside of the market. This photo is burrowed from Wikipedia.
Wikipedia “Bogyoke Aung San Market (Burmese: ဗိုလ်ချုပ်အောင်ဆန်းဈေး; formerly Scott’s Market) is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Bogyoke Market is a popular black market location to exchange currency. The market also has a number of stores for local shoppers, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods.”