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Empress Market, Karachi

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Empress Market and many more Karachi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Karachi itinerary builder.
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  • Whether you are a tourist or not, this is a place one must visit. It's not the cleanest of places and may smell bad, but if you're not too bothered by that or the flies, it's going to be quite an expe...  read more »
  • Empress Market named after Queen Victoria is a century old stone structure which still has an impressive presence midst the ugly high-rises of Saddar. It houses shops selling groceries, vegetables, fr...  read more »
  • This Market is situated at the luxurious Hotels and Restaurants and i think foreigners are satisfy with all shopping here in this Market. 
  • One of the Pre-Partitiion (1940s) buildings in Karachi - a very busy flea market with many local spices and household items, etc... A pet market is quite close towards the backside as well. The road that gets you here in the heart of Karachi Saddar is usually very congested (and congested is an understatement here) It could be renovated and turned into a big tourist attraction which I think the Sindh government did plan - but we all know the Sindh government :(
  • you can found fresh vegetables fruits seafoods dry fruits beef meat masalas dates livebirds and many more in very reasonable price
  • crowded place in the downtown with very old building and clocktower. you will enjoy visiting this place
  • Typical Pakistani Market. A lot of small shops. Chaotic traffic. TIPS FOR TRAVELERS: If you want to go just for nose around, and avoid traffic jam, you can go on Sunday. Quite a lot shops are open.
  • An old congested market doesn't look good at a first glance but its specialty is that you can find very rare items available here which are not available even in famous supermarkets. I found here lemongrass, soybean, flaxseed and hazelnuts which are rare in local market.
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