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Jade Market

South Mandalay along 86th St., Mandalay, Myanmar
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Having been taken there with pretty low expectations, it was, along with the teak bridge, a... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
HUGH C
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Not a real jade market but a tourist-trap

This is NOT a real jade market, it is street-sellers flogging poor quality & over-priced stone... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Mel A
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Lincolnshire
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South Mandalay along 86th St., Mandalay, Myanmar
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Having been taken there with pretty low expectations, it was, along with the teak bridge, a highlight of Mandalay. You start with huge chunks of jade, some of them with circles designated on them, to show where the purist areas were situated. And from there,...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is NOT a real jade market, it is street-sellers flogging poor quality & over-priced stone/ rock rejects. If u cannot see such poor quality upon arrival, then u deserve to be ripped-off in the ultimate tourist-trap. Ask any local or taxi-driver & they will...More

Thank Mel A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I don't know exactly what i was expecting but the jade market is a must and very interesting. First you see the stones lade out for view and purchase by handlers. Everyone buying is shining a torch at the stone to see the quality, we...More

1  Thank ivyCharlotte4
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The husband of our guide is a jade merchant and so she was as eager to show us the booming jade market as we were to see it. You have to pay an entrance fee to get in and beforehand you have a hard time...More

Thank 386gailr
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Foreigners have to pay to go in the market but it's well worth while. There are literally hundreds of traders buying a selling small pieces of Jade. The place is dirty and crowded but this gives it it's unique atmosphere. Outside the actual market is...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We hired bikes for the day from the hotel and cycled all over the city with a stop at the Jade Market.We found it fascinating with Jade in all sorts of states from rough rock to jewellery and people crafting it and wheeling and dealing.Its...More

Thank robert a
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Jan 21 We were at the Jade Market very briefly. A novice has no business here as jade trading and/or buying takes experience and knowledge. We went inside to a jade workshop where boulders and rocks of jade become finished pieces. All this is done...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you are into Jade, then you can't miss this. If you are like me who don't know anything about jade, this is still an interesting place to spend your morning - observing the locals appraising and trading stones, grinding and polishing them. It would...More

1  Thank wandererong
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Even if you don't appreciate jade, this place is interesting and fascinating for many. This is a very popular place among the tourists as well the locals. We went with a local guide, hence we knew what we were upto. This is a crowded, traditional...More

1  Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The jade market is very interesting with all the different processes of jade right there in front of you. We were lucky our guide Soe had actually worked at the jade markets so he was able to tell us a lot about the Jade Markets....More

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