Empress Market, Karachi

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Indulge your senses with huge bowls of exotic nuts, hanging dried fruits, and the strong scent of spices and tea in the air at Empress Market. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria-- the Empress of India in late 19th century-- the market attracts locals and foreigners alike for its vibrant ambiance and cheap prices. Find fresh vegetables, meat, textiles, household items, various knick knacks and trinkets, as well as domestic and exotic animals. Be aware that haggling is expected. With our world travel planner, Karachi attractions like Empress Market can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited the market in the morning which from temperatire perspective is advised. The market has a wide variety of product from live animals to vegtables, kitchen stuff to herbs.  more »
  • Must stop if you’re in Karachi. This was established in 1889 and continues to be a wholesale market for the people of Karachi. It definitely offers a unique experience for outsiders. A good spot of ba...  more »
  • The oldest vegetable market in Karachi. Flies fly sideways. But here, you can find the most distinctive Pakistani ingredients and food. A very grounded, very life-breathing place.
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