Chorsu Bazaar, Tashkent

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Indulge in spices, jewelry, handicrafts, and homemade bread, all sold under the large ornate turquoise dome of Chorsu Bazaar, a traditional covered farmers' market in the center of old Tashkent. Concentric circles of various stands offer a variety of daily necessities in this bustling bazaar. Browse leather jackets and souvenirs, sample dried fruit and nuts, and mingle with families doing their daily shopping. Historically, this has been one of the busiest markets in Central Asia, and the shopping area spills into the area surrounding the dome. You can also shop for ceramics, national costumes, and tubeteika caps. Using our international travel planner, Tashkent attractions like Chorsu Bazaar can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    That is one not to miss. Huge area with all kinds of fresh food. Especially impressive is all the cheese and meat. Stunning and well worth a visit!  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Always great to go see markets to better understand local culture. This market is in a 'modern' building but spills into many other areas. Segmented by good it's a really interesting visit. Butchery o...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    If your hotel is based in the newer part of Tashkent then you'll likely want to escape and see a bit of the old town. The Chorsu market should be your first stop. It's a bit of a walk from the city ce...  more »

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Tashkent has a range of accommodations, with many good hotels empty during off-season from December through February. Most of the hotels lie scattered around the downtown area, stretching from southwest to northeast, with luxurious ones grouping on the northwest side. Book ahead during the peak months to make sure you get the place you want. A variety of backpackers' lodgings lie around the city's Chorsu bazaar.
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