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Dordoy Bazaar, Bishkek

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Immerse yourself in the world of raw public commerce at Dordoy Bazaar, a huge retail and wholesale complex. Constructed in 1992, the bazaar has served as a major hub of trade between China and Europe and is the biggest market in Central Asia, spanning 100 hectares (247 acres). Browse through countless silk and electronics products, shoes, and various apparel. With 10,000 double-stacked shipping containers turned into shops and a total of 40,000 outlets, you will surely find something to suit your taste. There is always an unlicensed array of stands around the official market. A minibus service from the central part of the city will take you there. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Bishkek using our trip planner.
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  • I don't know, it is not great. If you went to Osh bazaar then give Dordoi a miss. Personally for me Osh bazaar was much more exciting.  more »
  • Mich bigger than Osh Bazaar. Had a great time exploring here and could have bought so much stuff! It was really busy though so I recommend maybe going early in the morning!  more »
  • I thought the Almaty barholka was big - but this place ! You really do need to be on a mission, even if it's only to buy a pair of socks - you need to really negotiate and brush off the dust from anyt...  more »

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