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Address: Mekhtar Anbar St, Bukhara, Uzbekistan
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very intersting

Of course here as in most part of the old town you can do a lot of shopping. But the most intersting part is that in many places you can actually see differnt craftsmen at work... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
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Bucharest, Romania
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Hook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The lovely old domes of the Gold Market (now houses silver merchants) include other stalls such as scarves and a herbs & spices stall manned by a gold-toothed jolly merchant selling delicious herbal tea.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Of course here as in most part of the old town you can do a lot of shopping. But the most intersting part is that in many places you can actually see differnt craftsmen at work. Enter and see how so many differnt and beautiful goods are made - they will be glad to see that you appreciate their work.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Only 3 of the 9 original trading domes still exist. Today they are full of souvenir shops and stalls. Excellent shopping opportunities, but barter hard (like really hard). Interesting Blacksmiths shop situated between two of the "domes" selling nice metal ware including knife's which the smithy will engrave with your name at no additional cost. Also has a few restaurant's... More 

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Back in a day this chain of trading domes (Toki) contained of nine domes. And they were designed for people of various trades such as jewelry, rug weaving, blacksmithing and others. Unfortunately only three of the nine domes still stand. It's a good place for shopping when in Bukhara. But don't forget to bargain! :)

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Bukhara has wonderful markets and lots of interesting local items. My husband searched for a flying carpet. There were eager sellers but…. I thought the silk scarves and embroidered jackets were beautiful and the paintings in the Mughal art miniature style were a very good buy. The pottery is very attractive, too. You are expected to bargain. Our daughter amazed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you like shopping or even just like getting a sense of how the bazaars worked then you have to visit these areas whilst you are in town. Make sure you negotiate as they start high.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

The passages under the domes are a great respite from the heat outside. The stall owners are becoming a little pushy in their patter, especially as their wares appear to come mainly from China. There are a few places that seem to sell indigenous goods so it's worth taking the time to inspect before you buy.

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Come see the forerunner of the current mall. These multi-dome structures, done so for ventilation and temperature control, once specialized in certain types of products: one was for gold and jewelry, another for hats and another for textiles. Come experience this slice of ancient life.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

As other reviewers have pointed out, there are heaps of arts and crafts and souvenir stores. Best visited in the late afternoon or evening during summer. Don't buy from the first seller you come across. They all sell similar/same items so shop around and good luck bargaining.

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Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

There are three trading domes associated the historic Silk Road, now full of eye-poppingly beautiful wares of all kinds - carpets, "suzanis" (embroidered hangings); traditional decorative knives ... Be prepared for some proper bargaining, which is to be relished together with the traders. A friend said that I should start bargaining from half the price quoted by the seller -... More 

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