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“Nice but usual”
Review of Central Bazaar

Central Bazaar
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Samarkand
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

I found this bazaar nice but basic. It is not historic in any manner.

It next to Bibi-Khanym Mausoleum

Thank jwhitehouse
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"dry fruits"
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"bread"
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"local produce"
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"food items"
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"sights and smells"
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"min walk"
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"big market"
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"central asia"
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"nuts"
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"spicy"
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"bargain"
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"souvenirs"
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This bazaar sells just about anything you could want and is very busy with the locals. Some of the food stalls are a colourful array of fresh, local produce. Buy some fresh bread and eat it as you stroll around for a cheap but tasty snack.
If you do buy either bargain to get a better price or at times just pay up knowing it is a small amount to you but a large amount to them.
It is large so if with others arrange a meeting place for after you have visited all levels and corners of the market but enjoy the sights and smells of the spices.

1  Thank ColchesterSleeper
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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 bought a chai teapot for $1 and four cups for $1. Small suzani for $5. Probably 10 times what locals pay, but does it matter.

Thank Jane L
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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 although the older people still speak it fluently) If asking for a price just offer one fourth of what they ask and proceed from this point.

2  Thank Michael M
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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 all varieties of fresh nuts and dried fruit, fresh fruit, spices and breads , emboidered hats and other wares.Prices are very reasonable and you could negotiate for a better price if lucky. Do try the fresh mulberry juice sold in shots which is the sweetest ever. On the opposite side of the bazar is a lane of touristic shops andBibi Khanum Mausoleum. Do visit the bazaar.

1  Thank zabo
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