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Address: Zhibek Zholy, between Kaldayakov and Pushkin, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phone Number: 77272732960
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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colorful ,smell full , sounds full and with a lot of humanity .

I never miss to visit this market at least 5 times in the year , here you can really find the heart of this country with all the variety of his ethnic groups ,the Usbeks selling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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English first
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I never miss to visit this market at least 5 times in the year , here you can really find the heart of this country with all the variety of his ethnic groups ,the Usbeks selling fruits and veggies , the Russian selling mainly pork meat ,the Uigurs with their home made noodles , the ethnic Koreans selling their cold... More 

Thank Dodo57_13
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322 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is something you should do while in Almaty. Just stroll around the surprisingly clean market with different section for food clothes etc. There are also some cheap souvenir shops.

Thank zimof1
Doha, Qatar
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

This reminded me very much of Root's or Green Dragon back home in Pennsylvania... Just much more of a maze! A large variety of everything available, and an enjoyable time shopping for fruits, snacks, and a few souvenirs.

Thank dutemplar
Level Contributor
255 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This covered food market (with a small open air dry goods bazaar behind) has travel friendly dried fruit, nuts, and dry dairy snacks as well as meat and fruit/veg. The food was beautifuly displayed and appeared quite clean. Thanks to "Walking Almaty" Tours, we learned about various ethnicities which operate within the market, met the vendors, and sampled our way... More 

Thank WonderfulWorld59
Los Angeles, California
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272 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't be fooled by the name, it is a market. I enjoyed walking around and mingling with the sellers, who will often give you a free taste of what they have. All things available.

Thank TravelinAlan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You can find almost anything and everything here. The market is well sectioned but given its epic size, do remember you way and don't get lost! The whole area is a square with many entrances. The exterior attracts makeshift sellers peddling their own produce/snacks, as well as, stores selling dried items (eg: nuts, dried fruits), sweet breads and snacks. The... More 

Thank ShazSG
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good place to experience the local culture. Impresive arrange of goods . Barting is a must. English not spoken

Thank Pedro A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

And what a soul it is! Wow...from groceries to nuts to meats, chocolates, souveniers, underwear, hardware, watches, jewelery, regional crafts, caps,...u name it they got it and all in one place. It gives u a real feel of how times would have been during the days of the silk route. Its just fun looking around. And these Kazakhs are one... More 

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170 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited the "Green Bazaar," yesterday for the first time in four years. Our very first visit had been in 1996, and little has changed in my opinion. On this latest visit, it was morning and during the Nauryz season. The place was packed with food, but not many customers. The meats looked great (horse, mutton, beef and pork) and... More 

Thank NationsMan
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It is a traditional Central Asia bazaar, it can authentic for European travelers but for travelers who already have in their culture, it is not very interesting or authentic.

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