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Osh Bazaar, Bishkek
(3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Browse the vibrant stalls of Osh Bazaar, Bishkek's vast and chaotic central marketplace. Selling everything from fresh groceries to household goods and traditional clothing, the bazaar makes a great place to practice your Russian and your bargaining skills. Purchase flavorful fresh fruit and vegetables, find inexpensive gifts and souvenirs to take back home, or just wander the maze-like rows to experience the bustling atmosphere. For Osh Bazaar and beyond, use our Bishkek vacation trip planner to get the most from your Bishkek vacation.
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  • Crowds of people, pod'ezzhajushhego, in their cars and minibuses, a variety of products (from draught of wine to the meat), clothing made in China. Liked the Samsa with lamb. Beware of local police. First check the documents and then extort money (it is called the "gift").
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  • Osh bazaar is biggest bazaar in Bishkek which have shops for many products. Low cost and good products . 
  • There is nothing to do with the old Osh Bazaar. Faded Oriental coloring. Large flea market crammed sewing itself and Chinese consumer goods. On the food market sit some implementers and touts. Keep your bags and pockets! Very many pickpockets (excuse my tautology).
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  • Really interesting place! A giant market for clothes, electronics, street food, bakery, various nuts and dried fruits (which are unbelievably cheerio by the way here). You can also find kumis but you need to search for it a little. Worth a try!
  • The big part is closed on Monday but even seeing the smaller part is very interesting to see as it serves as shopping centre for locals. I got my hair cut without knowing Russian or Kyrgyzi - good value and quality (although I was most likely ripped off - 250kgs (4USD) which is price equal to small town in Czech Republic that is country with higher purchase power and price levels).
  • Must-to-see. Asian bazaar. Very crowded. Can find anything about food (organic ones especially).
  • A really interesting place to visit. You can breathe the atmosphere of Bishkek here. The sortiment is huge from traditional kyrgyz food to clothes and souvenirs. Prices compared to Europe are amazingly low.
  • Great place to buy dried fruit and nuts. Most come from Kyrgyz producers.