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After visiting the ancient part of Panjakent, a stroll around the streets and markets of contemporary Panjakent is a must!
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Panjakent Bazaar

Experience exquisite architecture in this one-of-a-kind Central Asian bazaar

The Panjakent Bazaar offers all the typical products you can find at bazaars across Central Asia, but what makes it unique is its architecture. The main part of the Panjakent Bazaar is circular in shape with white columns supporting the interior roof. In the centre of the circle there are eight columns for extra support. The columns serve not only structual purposes, but they are beautifully designed to add to the ambience and design of the bazaar. The bazaar gate/entrance is also an attraction in itself with its beautiful arch and street vendors who set their stores in front of it.

© Emily Marie Wilson / Shutterstock
© Emily Marie Wilson / Shutterstock

This bazaar is the trading heart of the city and an important example of cultural heritage from the Silk Road, when people in Panjakent dominated the nearby trade routes. Visiting the bazaar will give you a taste of daily life in the city as well as a great opportunity to try freshly baked breads and other delicacies. Getting lost in the bazaar alleys is a must when you are visiting. You never know what surprises are around the corner!

© Emily Marie Wilson / Shutterstock
© Emily Marie Wilson / Shutterstock

Many World Heritage sites are temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check official websites for more information.

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Panjakent Bazaar

Hours

6AM to 7PM daily