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“your wallet”(2 reviews)
“bargain hard”(2 reviews)
“sunday market”(3 reviews)
This thriving bazaar hosts traders from all over Central Asia.
Kashgar 844000, China
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I've just returned from a most memorable travel experience in Xingjiang and Gansu. Six 'mature' friends and I, all experienced travellers, researched where we wanted to go and things to do, and then contacted Old Road Tours which is a Kashgar based tour company run...More

4  Thank jandSydney
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 4, 2010

If you are looking for souvenirs, the International Market is not the place. (That’s the huge pavilion where the famous Sunday Bazaar takes place. Actually, it’s not really a “Sunday Bazaar” because it opens every day of the week…) Watch out especially for Apandi Handicraft...More

8  Thank islandster
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Unlike similar bazaars in Istanbul and Bangkok, this place is sterile. There are virtually no tourists or locals. Not sure if this reflects the lack of tourist in Kashgar overall or we just went on the wrong day (we visited on a Sunday). Things here...More

Thank HLKoh
Reviewed April 12, 2018

You can find everything here - from toothpaste to pens to handicrafts to silk carpets. I found the prices to be fair without even bargaining too hard as I visited outside of peak season. Even if you do not wish to buy anything, it's worth...More

Thank Lorah Z
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The Grand Bazar offers everything from Muslim millinery to authentic Iranian saffron. You will need to bargain hard, or better yet, have a Uigher buy on your behalf. I found all vendors I dealt with to be friendly and helpful.

Thank Jess G
Reviewed October 11, 2017

More a market for the locals than a bazaar full of exotic things worth buying. Still worth a stroll through for the atmosphere and goods on show but not likely to lead purchases. The best shopping areas in Kashgar are in the renovated old town...More

Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Lots of stuff definitely geared towards locals. Worth a walk through it but did not offer much of anything that grabbed my attention.

Thank Passportalwaysready
Reviewed August 27, 2017

The Kashgar Bazaar is so many things. A few words I'd use to explain it are: huge, busy, crowded, crazy, amazing, chaotic, hot, sweaty, interesting, loud, diverse, colourful, vibrant.... This is by far the most congested bazaar I've ever been to. There is an amazing...More

3  Thank Randy H
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Fashioned from the old city of Kashgar, this large enclave of authentic housing is still the heart of Uigher culture in Xinjiang. Lots of new 'old buildings' and refurbishments with modern Chinese tourism in mind, this is still a fascinating Bazaar full of mazes of...More

Thank HazzzM
Reviewed July 26, 2017

Okay, here is the deal: Do you **like** bazaars? If you *don't* then you will not like this bazaar. If you *do* enjoy bazaars-- the hustle, bustle, crowds, noise, chaos, etc, then you *will* enjoy this bazaar. Reading through some of the other reviews, I...More

3  Thank Michael C
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

While we were disappointed by the Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, this met our expectations. It is not a tourist trap for sure as this where locals shop but you can get your silk scarves, rugs, Uyghur dress here as well as Uyghur musical instruments, bulk...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Wanna literally squeeze with local people? Need souvenirs with a bargain? Looking for something special? Feeling daring to eat with the locals shoulder to shoulder? This would be your place on any given Sunday. The busiest Sunday market place ever.

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