Central Bazaar, Samarkand

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Browse the vibrant stalls of Central Bazaar, Samarkand's lively traditional marketplace. Vivid colors dominate the spacious bazaar area, with rows of aromatic local spices, varieties of cheese, and dried fruit stacked on the stalls, waiting to be sampled. You can practice your bargaining skills with the friendly vendors as you stock up on delicacies, or hang out with a refreshing tea drink and take in the busy atmosphere. Find charming souvenirs and gifts, or try freshly baked naan and delicious local desserts. See Central Bazaar and all Samarkand has to offer by arranging your trip with our Samarkand travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    If you like markets it is an ideal walk before going to the mosque. See life in the market, thousands of species that sold. Typical suits for weddings or funerals.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We spend a couple of hours here, buying different things: hats, a robe, dice, pistachios. We watched a blind street musician being led around by his grandson while singing and playing a dutar. Most pe...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Seems a bit of Tashkent. This Bazaar is ideal to meet the native culture of the country, attending the vernacular places where moves every day the people of the country, where to buy, how to live, a day like any other in the lives of the citizens of Samarkand. It is you pass by here if you're hanging around the downtown area, lung of the city, Registon. You can find all sorts of gender, ideally, lose yourself in the labyrinthine posts and chat with dealers, buy here and there without rushing. As it is covered, not pass heat and is nice to be here, covered.
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  • April 4, 2017
    Chaotic open-air market filled with locals buying groceries. Great people watching.
  • October 8, 2016
    You can find almost everything here spices, breads, Juices, fruits, meat, dry fruits , lady vendors in traditional uzbek dresses are delight to watch. Must visit while in Samarkand to experience Uzbek culture.
  • November 5, 2012
    Central Asian bread is for sale in the Siob Bazaar at Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
  • July 4, 2017
    Market, so selling lots of products, such as fresh food and condiments. As tourists can buy squeezed dry fruits such as apricots and Samarkand famous is about 1.3 km of NaN, and fresh fruit juice. From the Registan square next to the bus? I would have come up with, local people were aboard.
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  • May 8, 2017
    Needless to say, it is necessary to visit! Mega colorful, tasty, beautiful! In the Sunday work benches, people of darkness. In 5 percent Monday, however, you can buy everything you need. But for color in the output!
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A major tourist destination, Samarkand offers a wide choice of accommodations, ranging from low-budget guesthouses and small family-run hotels, to business and luxury hotels. Most of the hotels concentrate in the downtown area near the main attractions, with mid-range accommodations in particular located near Bibi Khonyum Mosque. Most small private hotels are reasonably priced, offering traditional Uzbek hospitality, and even budget accommodations will likely feature ethnic design elements. A number of hostels offering basic facilities can be found throughout the city.
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