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Chor Bazaar

Mohammed Ali Rd | Pydhonie, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #10 of 106 shopping in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Literally translated, the name Chor Bazaar means The 'Thieves’ Market. Originating as a place where stolen goods were bought and sold, the market now... more »
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Just been there yesterday & how the time flies..Even a full day is not enough to see all shops. If you want a real bargain than visit on friday is a must but do not go there dressed as if your going for a party if not all prices will hit the roof.Whatever you want is available there...just keep a... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Chor Bazaar is infamous for being a thieves market, where stolen goods are sold at a cheap price. However, having visited Chor Bazaar recently, I've learned that many items bought and sold at Chor Bazaar are mainly pre-owned and often what would constitute as junk for most people, which is why it's easy to get a good bargain. The most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a place that you should allow 2-3 hours to wander around. There are different sections of the market. Furniture, old bottles, old taxi meters(!), gramophones, chandeliers, things to hire for film sets, car parts.....to name a few! The owners are keen to show you their shop and the different goods they have on sale. Occasionally, they will take... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a very difficult place to rate or slot. You can either love it or hate it. Therefore, I am going to attempt to state many of the realities of the place, so that those who are put off by them can skip the place. I returned here after a few years. The nature of the place has changed.... More

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Chor Bazaar is fascinating! The most unique aspect to me was the "chop shop" where automobiles of all conditions are dismantled for parts. The area also has its own flavor, more Muslim than many other market areas. I found a shop selling various religious statues and icons, and was amazed at the bargain prices of beautiful pieces, many of which... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Bargaining is an art acquired by the people of Mumbai and to learn the trick of this trade a visit to Chor Bazaar is a must. Located in the heart of the city, the area sells anything and everything under the sun. From paints to selling or renting out luxury furniture, or pre-owned treadmills, Chor Bazaar has it all! For... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I went to the furniture street within Chor Bazaar, officially listed as Mutton Street. Firstly, to get there don't even think beyond either public transport or a motorbike if you can ride on. Park away from the auto-spare street to ensure your price doesn't get stripped for parts by the time you're done (kidding). It's a fantastic walk up and... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Visited with a buddy recently and it is a real eye opener. The Bazaar consists of a few narrow streets where there are loads of car parts, hardware, tools and construction materials, lots of which which come from ''dubious'' backgrounds! the highlight to us was the auto recycling business that goes on at several different street side locations. Several guys... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

After a nice lunch, nosy your way through this market. Try not to have an agenda - it probably won't be met. This is a great place to stumble onto something that speaks to you. I had no intentions of buying anything, but when I saw the a couple of window AND a buddha at the right prices, I bought.... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I love this bazaar, so much so I went back the day after for more. It is huge and has everything from clothes, jewellery and bangles to linens and trinkets to car horns, spare parts, old furniture and treasured vintage pieces. Don't miss the vintage furniture lanes which sell huge lamps and light fittings from ships. There's a brilliant stall... More

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