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“Very Busy, Tourist Bazaar”
Review of Anarkali Bazaar

Ranked #24 of 133 things to do in Lahore
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The jewellery and shawls were a great deal but the clothing was overpriced, very busy area. We looked for a place to eat but was told it was off to one corner of the bazaar, too far for us.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of hustle bustle, foot traffic and mopeds. Hold your purse close. Old architecture in some places so look up to the second level of the buildings. Lots of shops selling fabric, clothing, shoes, jewelry etc. I loved seeing all the wedding dress options and saris. For the most part checking this out for 45 minutes is more than enough. Frankly, I think there are better things to do here in Lahore.

1  Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Anarkali Bazaar still has the same Chinese and Pakistani manufactured goods as they did 15 years ago. While it is interesting for tourists to see once, there is nothing much worth buying to take home.

Yes, do visit for the street food experience, you will taste some really interesting snacks. But unless you are after a ladies 3 piece suit, Pakistani wedding dress, bedspread/sheets (don’t ask for fitted sheets,they will look at you with faraway eyes) , fake gold jewellery with plenty of bling and shoes to match, then dont waste your time if it is limited.

Finding a carpark is a challenge and I did not see any ATM’s in the bazaar, only up in the Main business street. Beware, not many vendors take cards, and if you carry a lot of cash you risk having your handbag snatched or being pickpocketed.

The markets are more suited to the locals.

The couple of souvenir shops there also had nothing different in 15 years, I would have bought a Pakistani leather handbag or wallet, handmade jewellery (without the bling) traditionally decorated pottery or even some nice coffee mugs (even if they had been made in China), but there was nothing of reasonable quality.

I settled on some “traditional embroidered” cushion covers for my work colleagues back in Australia, same as we can buy at “Tree of Life” shops for double the price. If I could have found “traditional-embroidered” blouses to wear with jeans, (and I know Pakistan has the skills to make these) I would have bought a heap.

I did manage to buy some lovely Pakistani goat cushions (with hair on) at the Packages Mall. If I’d been able to find a handbag or purse made from same, I would have purchased, but unfortunately no-one has that initiative yet.

If Anarkali or any other Pakistani bazaar wants to attract foreigners with $ and £ and € then they need to look at what they are selling, I can’t assure anyone of taking home anything to rave about from Lahore.

1  Thank MrsShahNewcastle
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Fabrics, latest designs, variety of stores, leather, jewelry, cosmetics, home decor, books, stationery, the best of the best food of Lahore, the amenities nearby , the walk around of the place, hidden gems of old city and historical architecture and all above, the local humble people of the city. One can experience a true Lahore at this very spot. Being an original Lahori, I recommend this place to all, as always it’s been a commendable place to enjoy for all ages.

Thank Salman M
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Anarkali Bazaar might seem to be a crazy place for some foreign tourists, but for the locals it has always been a charm. It is one of the oldest markets of the city and offers traditional stuff, garments, jewelry etc at reasonable prices. There is a lot of street food available at every corner but you need to be a food junkie to appreciate it's worth. One should remain cautious of the pick pockets. The foreigners should prefer visiting along with a local person in order to strike a reasonable deal with the shop-keepers.

1  Thank waqarsarwar
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