Vakil Bazaar, Shiraz

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Roam the bustling stalls of Vakil Bazaar, the most famous marketplace in Shiraz’s historic trading neighborhood. Believed to have originated in the 11th century, the bazaar is known for its lively atmosphere and Zand-era architecture, boasting broad paths and vaulted brick ceilings. Browse the vibrant stores and hunt for bargains on aromatic spices, traditionally woven carpets and clothing, as well as a variety of jewelry and handicrafts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Vakil Bazaar and many more Shiraz attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shiraz travel route planning website .
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  • Very nice bazaar, in vicinity of centre sightseeings, sure one of the nicest bazaars in Iran I visited... lots of handicraft, spices, sweets, carpets,... all you want to find there... but situated in ...  more »
  • Just wander through the century old caravanserais. Watch the trades people at work. Smell the wonderful mixture of spices , I could have wandered for hours more!.,  more »
  • Inside main historical district, walking, have some meals and visiting historical places inside and outside bazaar is a must. There are many hostels and motels around it for travelers. When it is not ...  more »
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  • A must see when in Shiraz. From rugs to fabric, to jewelry and Shiraz souvenirs, this is a place you may want to set aside a couple days to see. Most stores start open after 1:30pm. The crowd dies down then, as people go home to eat. Recommend visiting after 1:30pm for a more peaceful visit. Don't be afraid to barter a little for a more suitable deal.
  • Lovely traditional bazzar where you can find anything from Persian carpets to traditional clothes, sweets, jewellery, fabrics, leather goods and everyday items. The Persian carpets are reasonably prices but ask for prices from several shops if you like a better deal. There are facilities in the nearby mosque
  • Great and beautiful place and have a lot of traditional restaurants. You can find historical instruments here to buy.
  • Love this bazaar. The first shop near entry on your right on entering sells particularly nice Qashqai rugs.
  • The ancient Vakil bazaar (Bazar-e Vakil) lies near the Vakil mosque & is the finest bazaar of Shiraz, Iran. It consists of a series of vaulted brick avenues with courtyards, caravanserais, bath houses, & old shops. The Vakil bazaar is full of shops selling handicrafts, Persian rugs, carpets, scarves, spices & many other things. Bargaining is must if you want to buy rugs, carpets, or handicrafts.

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