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Osh Bazaar, Bishkek

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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. To visit Osh Bazaar and get the most from your holiday in Bishkek, create itinerary details personal to you using our Bishkek online tour itinerary planner .
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  • It is run down and smelly. Overcrowded and smells of traffic and fumes. Great for being pick pocketed People are not particularly helpful and nobody speaks any english No toilets - terrible  more »
  • Here You can get everything available in Kyrgyzstan for a cheaper price than shops inside the city. The market is a bit confusing and dirty, but its good to explore and see locals. Beware of your belo...  more »
  • 3 km west from Bishkek's main square a large conglomerate of stalls, shops and two or even four storey buildings where all kinds of goods are sold. Probably most interesting is the central section whe...  more »
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  • Great place to just visit and see the market and shopping for all the item you will need and they are cheap
  • I liked this place as all things at cheap rates are available.. but sometimes tragedy like stealing/beating happens.. so activeness is needed. Overall its good.
  • Lots of groceries, dress, things and lot more available at very cheap rate. But beware. Of local thieves , pickpockets.. Best advice to go with experienced one.
  • Had heard a lot about it! If you are a traveller looking for the experience to local market ,you must visit this place. A typical Asian market, lots of options for dried fruits, fruits, local food products , cheap clothes and accessories! They have cheap second hand clothes market the other side which of course is over crowded by lower middle and lower class people, mostly old people, one should stay careful with the pockets in this area.over all sellers are good with attitude, curious to tourists, greet with smile and offer their products to taste, prices are quite cheap and quality is really good. Quite a large area, will definitely consume time , you better have plenty to visit it .
  • Several marshrutka (white small busses ) drive the road from the city to there, it’s written on the board ош базар, or you can ask anyone on the road to tell you which one to take. Do not take too much money with you and keep your phone with you all the time. Keep some money easily accessible to pay for what you need to buy but the rest not easy accessed. Pay attention to your stuff and check them all the time, try not to carry so much things. Negotiate the prices and it’s better to take local person with you they get much better prices. It’s not organized by the type so you need to walk to find what you want and better to keep photos on your phone to ask people where can you find it. Google translate is very big help in these situations so don’t leave the house without downloading it( it works offline). On the way back try to call taxi instead of taking one that’s there because they’re expensive. Be confident and enjoy the place :)!
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