Chorsu Bazaar

Trip Start Feb 22, 2013
Trip End Mar 02, 2013

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Friday, March 1, 2013

The Chorsu, or four roads bazaar, takes up a large portion of the city and is visible from a distance by its large Kazakh styled domes. Outside is a bustling market where people were selling a variety of items

We saw many naan breads, dried goods, clothing, and carpeting. It seemed to have more atmosphere than the other bazaars I had seen in Bukhara and Samarkand. My guide said most people said the same thing 


There were many locals in traditional dress and an assortment of ladies clothing. 


You could also get your face embroidered on a carpet the same way you can make personalized mugs, though why I have no idea?. As well there were gold embroidered traditional mens garments


We made our way to the main dome and passed by some outdoor vendors selling dried goods. The main dome is divided by section into various types of food items 


They had a lot of the same stuff of rice, spices, dried goods. I was interested in finding the sweet item halwa so we asked and walked around


There were ladies chopping fresh carrots to be used in the pilow rice dish. The carrots were also yellow in colour as well as orange. These must be bought and used fresh. 


Leaving the main dome we made our way to another covered area for desserts, biscuits, and halwa. We had to go up and down the rows of biscuits and sweets trying to find the halwa


Unfortunately there were only two vendors. I tried a sample at both and picked the one whose halwa I preferred. I got a box of the creamier type for 7200 Som ($3.60). I was running out of 1000 Bills and didnt want to exchange more money as my flight was tonite. My guide was kind enough to buy me a cake slice for 1000 (.50 cents) that I was debating. 

We also tried to find music CDs but there was only one outside vendor, not much selection, and he didnt have a CD player to see what they sounded like 


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