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Address: South Mandalay along 86th St., Mandalay, Myanmar

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Interesting trading place for jade

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 not really designed for tourists as its a business centre so don't expect (thankfully) people... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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552 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 with no power tools. They work with Dremel type instruments with dental bits. I learned... More 

Thank alohatripper
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 be scary to purchase anything there. We simply look at one piece and the seller... More 

Thank wandererong
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659 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 market with narrow lanes; but not filthy. If you are serious jade buyer, this is... More 

1 Thank Raghuraman C
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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. We saw the cutting of the jade, polishing, sorting into different sizes and the selling.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A must see when in Mandalay given that it is as i understand it the premier jade market in the world. Not only are there thousands of buyers and sellers there are cutters, polishers and those making jewellery etc from jade and ubiquitous food sellers. Naturally you cannot go if you are fearful of crowded places or lots of noise.... More 

Thank GeoffKliger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Trip advisor coordinates send you to the middle of a cool village, worth the trip if you haven't been to rural Myanmar and are ok with many people that have never seen foreigners trying to help you. (Was fun, but not a Jade Market.) Actually if you go to the real market it's pretty nice, but starts closing down by... More 

2 Thank Jer O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Really interesting to see the whole process and the "3rd world" mechanisms and processes involved. Really basic methods of working the Jade employed, so interesting to experience. As with most of Myanmar, really busy and hectic. You can see the whole process from cutting & polishing through to selling. Well worth going!

1 Thank Mac097
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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72 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Its not so good as I was expecting.A large territory,a lot of stuff working with jade.But ...You cant avoid the mind that they are cheating you .Be carefull!! I havent buy stone..

1 Thank Taosi_Vytas
Sherbrooke, Canada
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808 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We went on a Sunday at lunch time, not the best time to visit. Unlike other reviewers, we had no issue taking a lot of photos and videos all over the place. It is interesting to see them at work with very rudimentary equipment. Some posters claim that they saw the same stuff much cheaper elsewhere. First you need to... More 

1 Thank JPDeM

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