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Karakol Cattle Market

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
+996 772 891 411
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I haven’t been to the Kashgar market in China, but this animal market was really impressive with... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2017
Ian W
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Montreal, Canada
via mobile
very interesting

visited early morning (6 am) on a sunday. at that hour the market was full of locals and their... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Irit C
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

I haven’t been to the Kashgar market in China, but this animal market was really impressive with hundreds of animals including cows, horses, sheeps, goats and more for sale. There is animal poo everywhere, so be ready to be pushed, kicked and peed on! There...More

1  Thank Ian W
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

visited early morning (6 am) on a sunday. at that hour the market was full of locals and their merchendise, meaning- goats, sheep, cows, and horses. people of all ages- children as young as 10 years and elderly people, all into selling, checking and buying....More

Thank Irit C
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Animal market at Karakol is the famous attraction, many travellers know about it, many companies involve it in their itineraries. It's interesting to see, how local people trade their cattle, interesting to watch their negotiations. Interesting to see the animals. And I met the travellers...More

2  Thank NomadyTravel
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

These is really crowded market. Not only the crowded people but also the cattle. The cattle are surrounding you. They might walk and push through you and vice versa, you must walking push through them too. After visit the cattle market, my jacket was full...More

2  Thank Ltp_BKK
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

Our tour was planned to visit the Sunday animal market and we are so glad to visit it. It is absolutely crowded with locals selling horses, sheep, cattle and goats. Each has its own section and the market is teeming with both animals and people...More

3  Thank Paulette A
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Reviewed November 8, 2016

This would not be everyone's choice of place to visit but it is interesting to see the animal trading taking place at this market on Sunday mornings. Always something of interest and it is just part of the way of life here.

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Going to the animal market is certainly a trip. If you're in Karakol on a Sunday, you must stop by. It's a one of a kind experience. The market is a little outside the city center, but my hostel helped me figure out how to...More

2  Thank lbdusold
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The cattle market was interesting to see. They sell Horses, sheep, cows and more. It gets really crowded. Be sure to be there as early as possible if you want to take pictures. The golden light of the rising sun makes it a very special...More

Thank reisemoritz
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Apparently every Sunday morning in Karakol they have the largest Animal Market in Kyrgyzstan. I have to admit it's different and offers many photo opts! If you are there for a coupe of Sunday's try to go on a clear day. The snow capped mountains...More

2  Thank namiller2308
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Very nice experience. Very good way to explore the Kyrgyz culture on this authentic animal market including works ;)

1  Thank Peter_kljsfa
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