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Central Bazaar

Bibikhonim Str., Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Interesting, beautiful

Different sections for different products. The craft/artisan/gift shopping area is good, clean and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Jane L
This is a common Bazaar

local people buy their daily food here and shop for bargains. The latter is not true for tourists... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Michael M
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Bibikhonim Str., Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Different sections for different products. The craft/artisan/gift shopping area is good, clean and accessible. Bargain hard as prices are high. Lovely chaikana opposite this line of shops, chai was 5p [GBP]. We often paid 50p or more elsewhere. Lovely food. Never saw any begging. I...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

local people buy their daily food here and shop for bargains. The latter is not true for tourists as tourists will have to pay double the price than a local if one doesn't speak Russian at least (which is a foreign language now in Uzbekistan...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This Bazaar is situated in the city Centre about 20 min walk from the Registan. Its a huge market frequented by local and has all the fresh produce imaginable. It does get very busy so take care of belongings. There are rows and rows of...More

Thank zabo
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Someone earlier commented on what a pest the begging children were. Yes .However, the market itself is fascinating and the produce beautifully presented.Pity about Australia's food import laws; I could have stocked up for years on the spices.And as for the range of nuts and...More

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

It is located very close to main tourist spots in Samarkand. One can get spices, vegetables and dry fruits here. Bargaining is very common here. The prices are much cheaper compare to India otherwise there are much better markets in other parts of world.

Thank BalkrishnaShroff
Reviewed 14 August 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 people gave some money to his grandson. His singing and playing...More

Thank wialbu
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

If you do nothing else in Uzbekistan, go into the bazaars to look at the vegetables, spices and meats. A great mixture of local people bring and buy beautiful produce, and you can stop and eat food from the little cafés. Central bazaar is just...More

1  Thank BiviBag_ADV
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Really nothing of interest here. Just vegetables and dried fruit and plastic housing supplies. Dont go out of your way to see it.

Thank Kris P
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

In contrary to many of the larger bazaars, this one is handily located between some of the city's major draws, making it an easy visit. Walk the large bazaar (2 levels!) and experience how Central Asian shopping is done (including shopping carts). Great place to...More

1  Thank Joost G
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

If you like asian markets same as i do, you will like also this one. Come to see various products, buy some local snacks and enjoy a chill tea.

Thank JD D
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