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Zelyony Bazaar

Zhibek Zholy, between Kaldayakov and Pushkin, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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Ranked #1 of 2 Shopping in Almaty
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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English first
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The bazaar is well worth a visit and presents a few photo opportunities. The vendors were very accommodating in allowing photographs of their produce, although most don't want to be in the photos themselves (so ensure that you ask first - a simple gesture with your camera will get your message across). Don't miss the meat market that is inside... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Located in the very heart of the city, a little less traditional than I thought in terms of authentity, but with a brilliant choice of kazakh food. A good place to eat could be found on the second flour. Don't forget to buy some apples - Almaty is a father of apples!

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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Don't expect too much from this place and you won't be disappointed - it's not fancy and it's not aimed at tourists but it does give you an authentic marketplace experience, horse entrails and all. It's a great place to barter with shop owners, taste local delicacies and buy anything from clothing to fresh lamb/goat/horse (all fresh but unrefrigerated). As... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The so called Green Bazar is an amazing place to buy fresh food, vegetables, meat, or anything you want 100% organic. The place is very clean and people is friendly but they only speak russian and kazak. On the surroundings you have some other markets, mostly cheap stuff. To get to the green bazar be patient and beware of the... More

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Nicest and the most organized bazaar I have ever seen so far. I can't say things are cheap there (since it is hard for a tourists), but a reasonable price. But it seems most products are from China, except the fruits and vegetables. So, it is not a really big surprise for people from the East. But anyway, if you... More

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Nice and cozy Bazaar. However, if you are looking for Oriental style Bazaar "Teheran or Istanbul style", you should not come here. But if you want to buy nuts, fruits, meat, Kazakh traditional drinks and pastry, you want to come to the "Green Bazaar" of Almaty. It is conveniently located right in the centre of the city. And you might... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I likke Bazaars. And this one is different in many ways to what you would see in the West. Cheeses I've never seen before, huge meat stands with women preparing sausages in front of you. And its spotless clean. People are friendly, and will try to communicate although we do not speak Russian and they do not speak English. A... More

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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325 reviews 325 reviews
73 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

To be honest the quality of food is outstanding if you compare it with regular supermarkets than ramstore or others and it is much cheaper. I do not like the place ( I do not go to bazars if I can avoid it - to much people and to much blabla ) and send my wife to go there -... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I'm in the business trip in Almaty for almost a year and have to say that this is one of the most right place to visit. Don't try to buy anything (maybe 'kazy' - be sure you have two prices) as people can see tourists for a mile far:) but this place really looks like Bazar should looks! Honestly I've... More

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Asheville, NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I love bazaars. I love to see how local people shop, what they buy, how they dress. I am a people watcher and I quite enjoyed this enormous bazaar. This is Kazakhstan at it's most genuine. Not for everyone certainly. It is not a tourist attraction by any means, but my husband and I enjoyed joking around with the fruits... More

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