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Tolkuchka-Basar, Ashgabat
(3.2/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Ashgabat travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Tolkuchka-Basar and other attractions in Ashgabat.
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  • I was hoping to see an oriental market, had read before, it was the largest carpet Bazaar in the world. I took up modern stone building, little visiting, so nothing from hustle (= Tolkutschka). I've found only 3 carpet business. The cattle market was somewhat interesting, but otherwise, it was not worth.
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  • The new market, does not match the old name-"Stampede", no one here is not shoving. Leave the territory with the trade sectors in which products do not always correspond to the information on the stand. It is advisable to visit the Bazaar with person/knowing, otherwise you can just wander around half a day in search of necessary goods. Many eateries.
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  • Not sure why the last poster was talking about Teke bazaar - this is a completely different market. Talkuchka is located about 25 minutes outside of Ashgabat and is GIANT. There are hundreds upon hund...  more »