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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bargaining for goods is standard practice at the largest covered market in Turkey, rumored to contain over 4,000 shops.
Multan, Pakistan
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“A must visit place”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

It is the largest covered market of the world.It was built by otoman rulers.It has about 5000 shops.All type of products, especially hand made otoman style jewelry and antique style handicrafts are available.Good shopping skill is required for shopping in this bazar.Bargaining is a routine. You should start 30 % of the asking price and most of times you will get in 50% of the asking price.Rates are reasonable.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Tourist trap”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I would suggest you to spend 1 hour here if you are nearby, just to say "I was there".

But the it's something not authentic at all, it's like being in a shopping mall (a part from the architecture of the roof). Don't buy anything, price are over-inflated.

Hundreds time better to visit the Spice Market.

Visited November 2013
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Paris, France
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“fantastic!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

mystic and historical bazaar from ottoman empire times located in beyazit. the easiest way to get there is metro. very crowded place with lots of shops and people. You feel like you are in a different world. do not forget to bargain really hard before you buy something. I strongly recommend grand bazaar to istanbul travelers

Visited November 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Lots of Spices to choose from”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Lot of different spices, and hand made jewellery, carpets, silver, soaps, sauces. Lots of people everywhere.

Visited September 2013
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NYC
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“Waste of time”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Unless you are visiting Istanbul for a few days, skip this place. We were on a cruise and had limited time. I wish I would have skipped this place and went to the Spice Market instead. As a New Yorker I felt the prices in the store where you would shop were VERY high. Other than that there were loads of souvenir stores. Probably there were better places to shop hear but you would have to enter further into the maket that we did, since I felt it is easy to get lost and again we had limited time in Istanbul.

Visited October 2013
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