The most beautiful oriental bazaars in the world

The most famous oriental bazaars and souqs in the world

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful oriental bazaars in the world
Inserted: 28.04.2023
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The whole area of the Orient and the Silk Road is renowned for its breathtaking ancient bazaars and souqs. A variety of goods such as leather goods, jewelry, textiles, spices and more are traded in the bazaars, which is a covered market. Bazaars are usually large and complex with many lanes and shops. A souq is usually an outdoor market where traditional goods and food are sold. Souqs are usually located in historic parts of cities and are known for their stalls selling spices, dried fruits, carpets and other traditional goods. Nowadays, of course, even these traditional bazaars have added electronics, cheap trinkets from China and souvenirs for tourists. Let's take a look at the most famous and beautiful bazaars of the Orient

1.
Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The most famous oriental bazaar of the world

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| Altitude: 53 m / 174 ft

The whole Orient is famous for its huge bazaars full of spices, nuts, jewelery etc. – simply everything you… continue reading

2.
Grand Bazaar in Esfahan

The largest bazaar in Esfahan

Altitude: 1 571 m / 5 154 ft

Bozorg Bazaar is one of the largest and oldest bazaars in all of Iran. It specializes mainly in the sale of… continue reading

3.
Old Muttrah Souq

One of the oldest Arab bazaars

Altitude: 11 m / 36 ft

The souq in Muttrah is considered to be one of the oldest in the entire Arab world. You will of course find… continue reading

4.
Bazaar in Kashan

Beautiful Persian bazaar

Altitude: 940 m / 3 084 ft

The bazaar in Kashan is one of the biggest attractions of the city. It is very vast, so you will spend a lot… continue reading

5.
Souq Waqif

The most famous bazaar in Kuwait

Altitude: 9 m / 30 ft

In the center of old Doha, which is a small historical district, there is the most famous Qatari bazaar, Souq… continue reading

6.
Offer dried fruits and nuts

Historic shopping center in Bishkek

Altitude: 749 m / 2 457 ft

For lovers of dried fruits and nuts, it is literally a paradise – there is a lot of dried apricots, dates,… continue reading

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