Wander busy market streets and find anything your heart desires at Tolkuchka-Basar. The out-of-town chaotic shopping area offers everything from live sheep to embroidered clothing. Walk from one vendor to another to buy memorabilia, toys, and talismans made by the locals, but pay close attention to those selling carpets. Keep in mind that carpets older than 50 years cannot be exported, while others need an export certificate. Put Tolkuchka-Basar into our Ashgabat road trip planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Ashgabat.
This is s huge market. Most of it not worth seeing. The two best parts are the carpet market and the livestock market. The problem with the carpet market is that you cannot take photos and foreigners.... more »
Tons of souvenirs and vast area. you need a scooter to get from one pavilion to another. I got tired but satisfied with shopping. more »
This the local version of the mall. Big white buildings with shops. Little of the goods we saw were local, other than food. Photos in the food market forbidden - why? The saving grace of the trip... more »
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