Alay bazaar (Oloy bazaar, Alayskiy) is one of the oldest markets of Tashkent. It is located in the center of the capital city. It is very popular among the tourists.
Alay Bazaar has been recently modernized. It is very wide and beautiful, convenient and clean. It has product rows, where you can buy oriental sweets, fruits, vegetables and other products.
Alay bazaar offers only exclusive fruits and vegetables with much more higher price. It has mostly VIP customers. Although Alay Bazar is considered to be eastern market, you don't notice any oriental trade between sellers and customers.
After the reconstruction of the Alay market, completed in 2016, traditional restaurants and teahouses appeared along its perimeter, offering national Uzbek dishes. Under the ceiling of some of them are cages with songbirds.
If you want to see real eastern bazaars with traditional trades you should try to visit one of the other Tashkent markets.
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