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

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Jade is not just jade

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
ivyCharlotte4
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 saw stones worth $50'000 and the merchants were willing to explain quality over our guide.... More 

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Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 finding parking - no matter whether you come by motorbike or by car. Once inside... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 just as interesting with enormous Jade rocks being traded and workshops cutting and polishing the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 with no power tools. They work with Dremel type instruments with dental bits. I learned... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 be scary to purchase anything there. We simply look at one piece and the seller... More 

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Chennai
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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 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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