Day 11: Mirobod Bazaar

Mirobod was our first "Bazaar" experience in Tashkent when moved here in 2015.  Bizarre would be good way to describe our initial visit, and it still isn't my preferred shopping method, but if you want access to the best quality produce and don't mind bargaining for every single item on your shopping list, a trip … Continue reading Day 11: Mirobod Bazaar

Day 35: Yangiobod Bazaar

Much more than just a flea market, Yangiobod Bazaar is a treasure trove for basically anything you could possibly ever want, or think you might want.  For collectors of Soviet era memorabilia, this place is a gold mine.  Bargains to be had, and savvy dealers swapping propaganda pins, watches, medals, coins, old and rare books, … Continue reading Day 35: Yangiobod Bazaar

Day 43: Bukhara’s Trade Domes

In addition to the Tim-Abdullah Khan Trade Dome, there are three other covered bazaars in the historic core of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bukhara that should be on your radar, and once they are, will be impossible to miss since you'll know what you're looking at.  Established during the late 16th century, these … Continue reading Day 43: Bukhara’s Trade Domes

Day 55: Chorsu Bazaar

One of the largest markets of its kind in Central Asia, the domed Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent reflects on a centuries old tradition of indoor markets designed to protect shoppers and merchants from the dust and heat of the harsh Uzbek climate.  Located in the oldest part of Tashkent, this bazaar has been known since … Continue reading Day 55: Chorsu Bazaar

Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan

Abdullah-khan II (1533-1598), was the most successful khan of the Shaybanid dynasty.  During his reign, trade and commerce were booming in Bukhara, as the Khan struggled to unify the Uzbeks under a single Khanate.  As the streets became increasingly choked with stalls and merchants, authorities came up with a novel idea.  To clear traffic congestion, … Continue reading Day 56: Tim Abdulla Khan