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“Colourful Osh Bazaar”
Review of Osh Bazaar

Osh Bazaar
Ranked #6 of 162 things to do in Bishkek
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Being from India, Osh Bazaar reminded me of the street markets back home. This place is amazing. The groceries, seeds and spices available here are of decent quality. The fact that it is crowded doesn't take away the elegance of the place in so far as the mannerism of the local people is concerned.

1  Thank Akriti M
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

When I travel, I definitely make certain to pass by the local market to experience the authenticity of the city and in Bishkek that’s what I did! Like most places in the world these type or markets does sell a lot of affordable items, but the rare finds here are those winter vests and hand made leather boots for winter. Also stopping by where the food, spices and some delicacies are, is always a must! Each stall offers the same types of nuts, dried fruits and delicacies, and all of the sellers are friendly and will make you try each and every item. I personally think that trying these things and visiting these kind of places is always self nurturing and interesting.
Be careful though with gypsies and fake policemen. If any of them come at you, tell them you will call the embassy.

3  Thank ksiaotong
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Went there twice, once alone and the other with Kyrgyz friends. It is a great place to buy tasty chocolate biscuit and sweets. My friends recommend me to try some local snacks like kazy, some sort of salty cheese and even edible clay, it was horrible but fun.

1  Thank Cheeyang O
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

There are too many better bazaars in Asia to feel the atmosphere of Asian culture. If it is your first east bazaar go. If not don't lose your time.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Osh bazaar is the attraction, which many tourists want to visit and put on their Kyrgyz bucket-list. It's interesting to see the daily life of local people on the market, as the markets are the important source of income for the families and the main source of all products in the city. It's great to see and taste the fresh bread, fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, kurut and other local products at the main part of the bazaar. Meat section is interesting, but may not be good for all visitors. At the north part of the market "Kyiyal", you can buy all souvenirs for good prices. And you can find there some clothes or other things, which you need for your travel.
Never exchange the money on the bazaar. It's much better and safer to exchange them in the city centre. Keep the copy of your passport with yourself, as the policemen can check you on the bazaar. The market in relatively secure place, but keep the eye on your bags and pockets.

5  Thank NomadyTravel
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