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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  • A large market area around even more. On many goods hang tags, so haggle does not always work. Came under close, gave all cheaper. Grenades cost 15000/kg (less than $2), nuts cost much cheaper, than in Moscow, but the choice was so much more.
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  • Before buying souvenirs there, because there was cheaper than everywhere else. Now the market has become a tourist attraction, so prices for souvenirs as at the airport. More makes no sense to buy souvenirs there. Everything else is pretty reasonably priced, but bargain with sellers in this market very difficult. For the sake of clothes and products I personally do not go there, buy a House, but many residents of Tashkent felt that food prices are much lower than elsewhere. A lot of the time there isn't up to snuff, because a lot of people and this is tiring. Chun several times. There are numerous cafes, but I believe the conditions unsanitary for the meal.
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  • Chorsu is your place for souvenirs if in Tashkent, don't get confused with the dome markets in there as Chorsu is a bit close to the underground station where as most of the domes are meat selling sho...  more »

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