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Tolkuchka Bazaar on the outskirts of Ashgabat

Not all the reviews on here are for the Tolkuchka Bazaar, there seems to be some confusion. The... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Burnley, United Kingdom
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My first amazement upon writing this review is that people reviewing posted photos! This market... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is s huge market. Most of it not worth seeing. The two best parts are the carpet market and the livestock market. The problem with the carpet market is that you cannot take photos and foreigners cannot buy carpets. The livestock market is fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Tons of souvenirs and vast area. you need a scooter to get from one pavilion to another. I got tired but satisfied with shopping.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoveTravel791881
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This the local version of the mall. Big white buildings with shops. Little of the goods we saw were local, other than food. Photos in the food market forbidden - why? The saving grace of the trip was the Sunday animal market. We browsed sheep,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and a slow stroll will show what is happening in rural Turkmenistan. All woven stuff including carpets are sold here Affordable prices. Worth the visit. In addition lot of different textiles are available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nouzab
Reviewed 27 July 2018

For three years I have not been in Ashgabat’s oriental bazaar or how locals call it tolkuchka. Tolkuchka is a russian word derives from word tolkat in English “ to push “. It used to be very crowd on old place and people pushed each...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JaT44
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Not all the reviews on here are for the Tolkuchka Bazaar, there seems to be some confusion. The huge Tolkuchka Bazaar is on the outskirts of Ashgabat and should not be confused with the much smaller Russian Bazaar in central Ashgabat. Tolkuchka Bazaar is one...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 3 March 2018

You can find all Turkmen style dresses, caps, carpets, scarfs or souvenirs with affordable prices. Don't hesitate to bargaining. The name of bazaar comes from bargaining in Russian "Tolkuchka"

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Mahmut T
Reviewed 7 December 2017

My first amazement upon writing this review is that people reviewing posted photos! This market was the only place we saw actual locals out and about living their lives. Every other sight we visited was empty. Here is the market you get to see the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This place is huge! And they seemed to sell just about everything. If you're going with a specific list of things to buy then it's best you go with someone who knows exactly where to find it because, well, this place is huge! Otherwise if...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tui0200
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a real lical shopping experience in Turkmenistan, go to Tolkuchka Basar. There is local jewelry and local fabrics for a very good price. As usual on this kind of market, negociate prices is mandatory. Tips: If there is a possibility...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Anderson_Cafe
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1 August 2016|
Response from LucyD925 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot purchase anything with a credit card in Ashgabat - you will have to pay with cash. The only story that I have heard about a carpet being purchased and intended to ship internationally did not end well. Also, if... More