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Chorsu - open air museum

The bazaar is located in the old district of Tashkent on the square "Old Tower" (Eski Zhuva). In the 13th century - Chorsu bazaar was the largest trading center of Central Asia. There were bargains here, in the teahouse news was discussed, street performances were held.

The northern branch of the Great Silk Road passed through the East Bazaar. A curious fact is that, earning a living, the famous scholar Kaffal Shoshi made and sold castles.

Bazaar is famous for its blue domes, which save from the scorching summer sun, which helps products not to deteriorate and makes it possible to walk for a long time among the abundance of delicious spices. Under the domes you can find a huge number of different products: meat, salads, dairy products, homemade delicacies.

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The largest assortment is spices! The market smells of ginger, saffron, black pepper and an infinite variety of other spices. Dried fruits, like mountain peaks, rise above the benches, and their beauty and taste will be an excellent gift for the tourist. Also here they sell cereals, dishes, national clothes, carpets, jewelry, ceramic products and much more.

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Separately, there are flower rows where colorful plants lure looks. Fruit trees are sold for planting on their plots, perennial flowers and shrubs, fragrant herbs for planting in pots. Walking along the market square, you become familiar with the culture and traditions of the Uzbek people.

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You can imagine yourself in the Middle Ages, a wealthy merchant staring at the shelves or artisan, going to some workshop. Or passers-by walking in the 16th century, feeling the drive of the eastern trade. To this day, its unusual style has been preserved, breathing with antiquity and reflecting the peculiarities of Uzbek culture.