Tolkuchka-Basar, Ashgabat

2.7
#11 of 17 in Things to do in Ashgabat
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.
Create an itinerary including Tolkuchka-Basar
map
Tolkuchka-Basar Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
34 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • You can find all Turkmen style dresses, caps, carpets, scarfs or souvenirs with affordable prices. Don't hesitate to bargaining. The name of bazaar comes from bargaining in Russian "Tolkuchka"  more »
  • Adore this Bazaar! At this Bazaar you can buy absolutely everything for home carpets, for yourself and even machine parts! sootvectvujut quality Prices! There are places where you can eat! You will not regret!
    View original
  • My first amazement upon writing this review is that people reviewing posted photos! This market was the only place we saw actual locals out and about living their lives. Every other sight we visited w...  more »
Places to stay near Tolkuchka-Basar

Plan your trip to Ashgabat

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Tolkuchka-Basar by other users

9 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM RUSSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM MOROCCO July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Ashgabat BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe, Middle East & Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 37 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, kids, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM IRAQ May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkmenistan BY A USER FROM TURKMENISTAN July, kids, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Central Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans