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. To visit Central Bazaar on your trip to Samarkand, use our Samarkand online tour planner .
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  • Show Bazaar is the kitchen of Samarkand, the city's largest market. It sells vegetables and grain to fruits, spices and dried fruit, Nan and confectionery, household goods, etc. In the annex were selling meat also. Felt that food products of this market leading product. Market price is negotiated depending on the buyer's about to but will be. Is able to haggle time even if they gave up for a tour. Market like named Bouba nougat candy. Celebrate and congratulate TIK's sweets are produced in the seat, but for what was pretty expensive compared to prices in Samarkand. I think it's delicious taste is too sweet for the Japanese.
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  • Visit Samarkand and visit the SIAB Bazaar-not forgivable. Take the "attractions" well at least a couple of hours and is best in the early morning, when only begins his "vibrant life". By the size of this market is smaller than the Chorsu bazaar in Tashkent, but national colour is not inferior to him. Interesting even just browse it without buying anything series and just gawk. The lower part of the market-this series and shops with clothing, footwear, etc. industrial goods (mainly from China). Very reminiscent of Moscow "Cherkizon". The upper part (closer to the Bibi-khanym Mosque) is the food ranks Here eyes scatter simply from a variety of spices, dried fruit, fruit and vegetables, etc., However the prices for many goods for tourists are received virtually the same as in Russia. For example 1 kg. raisins within 280-300 USD/kg, and in Russia-300-310 USD/kg. What is more profitable so this local gifts of the season. We got the strawberry and cherry start. Strawberry-80 USD/kg, cherry-230 USD/kg. (to our departure on May 6 in Khiva, she was already on the market-150 rub/kg.) 7 may in the suburbs we shopped at 500-700 USD/kg. We especially point out the "food court" on the market, which is represented by two chajhonami, Cafe-shashlik House "Bobur" and oshhanoj. We visited oshhane, where of course you haven't eaten the famous Samarkand pilaff and barbecue "Bobur", where tried local kebab. And so, etc. were very pleased with the visit. Exotics in the Interior complete, but peerless kitchen. Por. ..
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  • Any Bazaar is an interesting and kaloritnoe place, even if you don't like markets, visit here worth to enjoy the aromas of spices and a variety of dried fruits, nuts. They are just durmanjat and beckon (aromatic cumin and black sesame seeds I have not seen), but it's all I have about Bazaar in Bukhara, because we couldn't get the SIAB. Monday is cleaning day. By the way, this information I do not met even after reading a bunch of reports and reviews about it that is very disappointed. Our plans was one day in Samarkand, before a morning flight home, and carry everything from Bukhara, we did not plan and decided to buy in Samarkand-no luck! p.s. If you visit the market, note the salty bones Dried apricots (very small) is the main delicacy Uzbnkistana!
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