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Bazaar of Isfahan, Esfahan
(4.4/5 based on 85 reviews on the web)
Visit one of the largest and oldest markets in the Middle East at Bazaar of Isfahan. Wander through a maze of old alleys as you explore the 17th-century bazaar that links the old city section with the new. As you get lost in the labyrinth of stalls and tiny shops, you'll find souvenirs, handicrafts, spices, nuts, dried fruit, and even gold for sale. Don't forget to bargain with the vendors, it's all part of the experience. Find a cozy teahouse to watch the hustle and bustle unfold around you, or pop into a traditional hammam for a massage. Before you head to Esfahan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Esfahan trip builder, to make sure you see all that Esfahan has to offer, including Bazaar of Isfahan.
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  • It's located in a Plaza that alone deserves the trip in Iran, in the perimeter around this huge square (the third largest in the world); myriads of small shops whose owners don't bother with infinite possibilities, indeed they leave you look, touch taste; friendly as only Persians can be, and indeed are right. Then the prices are serious, with minimum margin of negotiation (forget to offer half as in the Orient), you can't get lost because the square is always there, reassuring (but in Iran you will never have the feeling to take chances even though only). And handicrafts, perfumes (never stinks), food, small jewels, hand-printed tablecloths. Go for it.
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  • Is the better looking maybe but not the most typical, what don't you get your value. Is great, give it to one of the most beautiful squares of Iran and say the world. Me a story that I have to tell you. The most famous handicrafts are perhaps the plates, cups and other types of painted metal utensils. I wasn't having a good time but I wanted to at least get a plate since it was so typical of the country. I walked into a store and soon fell in love with a. I asked the boy and explained that it was with little local money, replied that there was no problem that could pay in dollars. TIP: they gave me and passes, take dollars exchanged, it's always good to have notes of 1, 5, 10 and 20 dollars. As the value was taking and was paying in dollars, usually do the math, but it was so bad I took my plate and paid what was requested. Was already in the middle of the square and the boy came running after me asking me 1000 excuses for having charged the most. She gave me back some of the money and once again asked me to forgive him. Several times, several different events happened to long this trip that showed a people friendly, honest, sympathetic. I really liked the market of Isfahan and of Iran as a whole. EGCL-12
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  • I returned after a decade in Esfahan and I couldn't see the bazaar. The part that lies under the arcades of the beautiful Imam square still offers various kinds of crafts but it is a bit more "touristy" than in the past. Beyond the door coming off the piazza but there are still many angles including local too. Here we went to drink tea and try the water pipe to a colleague who had never been to the area. We also visited a shop with tons of carpets that always has some beautiful specimens in silk but without making major purchases.
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