During my short stay in Kazakhstan, I had a chance to go to Kyrgyzstan for a visa run. I was there for almost a week and before I headed back to Almaty, I took my time exploring the largest flea market in the country- Dordoy Bazaar. It is situated just outside Bishkek. I can compare this with Bangkok’s Chatuchak’s market although Dordoy is much much bigger. You will see thousands of shipping containers transformed into shops selling different products.

Just as you do your shopping in Vietnam’s Ben Thanh Market, you can haggle here. There is no fixed price and the more you buy, the more discount they’ll give. I had great fun harnessing my skills here.

 

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Money changers outside the bazaar

 

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Money changers outside the bazaar

 

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Lots of people came to this place. I wondered if they were tourists too.

 

 

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At the entrance

 

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Pray time

 

 

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Toys section- my first stop!

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I did buy a singing cat in Bishkek. All of Tom’s songs were in Russian.

 

 

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A Kyrgyz boy selling sunnies in the bazaar

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Most of them wore a black jacket which was why I bought one.

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It was easy to get lost here. It was huge!




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Beautiful scarves!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you know what I did after shopping?  Read here:

Hungry After Shopping at Dordoy Bazaar, Bishkek