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Siab Bazaar in Samarkand

Siab Bazaar, Samarkand

Everyone who wants to find a real oriental flavor in Samarkand should visit the Siab bazaar. This is the largest market in all of Central Asia and the most visited place after Registan. It was formed in antiquity and was part of the Great Silk Road, later it became a trading "transshipment point" between the major cities of Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Shakhrisabz and Bukhara. Now it occupies more than 70 thousand square meters.

The market is conveniently located in the central part of the city, a kilometer north of Registan. The main entrance is marked with a triple arch decorated with traditional blue mosaics.

Here you can buy whatever your heart desires - national goods, clothes, food, and mysterious things, the meaning of which is understandable only to local people. The most popular purchases from tourists: dishes, textiles with national ornaments, nuts and dried fruits, delicious Uzbek cakes, famous oriental sweets, authentic spices, and in summer, fresh fruits and melons.

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In addition to the standard rows, there is a supermarket, a shopping center, several cafes where you can try Uzbek dishes. Craft ranks are right there, where masters, right in front of everyone, create and sell their goods.

Nearby are the mosque and the complex Bibi Khanym, as well as a large cemetery with mausoleums.

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