Zeigyi Market Mawlamyine, Burma

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Burma is perhaps the most beguiling, foreign and unique travel destination on earth, while the country’s markets are uniformly mesmerising, thrilling, and just shocking enough to keep visitors on their toes. The Zeigyi Markets – made up of the massive Central and smaller Upper and Lower bazaars – feature ferret warrens packed with vendors selling everything from antique opium scales to chicken feet, while children and adults practice their chinlone (rattan soccer-volleyball) skills during their downtime. Zeigyi is a particularly great place to buy Burmese antiques, chat with some of the friendliest locals in all of South East Asia, and sample Burmese dishes that may challenge your notions of Asian cuisine.