Tolkuchka-Basar, Ashgabat

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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.
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  • 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!
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  • 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 »

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