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. For Vakil Bazaar and beyond, use our Shiraz trip generator to get the most from your Shiraz vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Vakil Bazaar is a very attractive and wonderful bazaar. You can find a lot of great stuff with cheap prices, especially handicrafts and colourful carpets.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    good place to sharpen your haggling skills, not cheap but great variety of stuff between artisan and factory products for every budget and taste.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Vakil Bazaar in Shiraz is the main section of the Shiraz Bazaar which was built in 11th Century by Karim Khan as part of a plan to make Shiraz into a prominent trading center. This architecturally bea...  more »
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  • May 14, 2017
    A cool bazaar with many products. We bought two water pipes on this bazaar and we got them for a good price. As well it's fun just to walk trought it.
  • June 20, 2017
    This is a great place for shopping and finding cheap reasonable bouviers from Shiraz. I would highly recommend a visit here.
  • June 29, 2017
    You have to visit this bazar, and particularly "saray moshir" , the heart of bazar
  • July 13, 2017
    Its pretty beautiful... you can so many things from it if you travel to shiraz you must visit this place too .
  • May 17, 2017
    This is one of my favorite bazaars in Iran not too commercialized it also seemed to be a hangout for people and not a hurried as the Isfahan bazaar

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The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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