Top 500 places to visit before you die (P.64) Grand Bazaar: Historic bazaar of Turkey


( More than 550 years old, the Grand Bazaar of Turkey is one of the oldest markets in the world, here selling countless household items, furniture, and jewelry attracting millions of visitors. each year.

Grand Bazaar is also known as Kapalicars - "indoor market" in Turkish, as its name implies, this is a famous indoor market in Istanbul city, a covered market covering 64 streets, creating a covered market with a massive structure, the largest area in the world.

This famous market was built in 1455 during the reign of King Sultan Mehmed, and officially put into use starting in 1461, the first items sold in the market were mainly common necessities. such as spices, ceramics, jewelry, and handmade carpets.

Hand-painted ceramics, lanterns, intricately patterned carpets, bronzes, Byzantine-style gold jewelry, and many other eye-catching products will draw your attention to the archway of the hotel. this 15th century. The Grand Bazaar is expanding and becoming increasingly popular with tourists, but locals are also among the millions who visit this market. In addition to the stalls selling handicrafts, spices, and brocade, you can also sit down to enjoy a cup of Turkish tea and specialty cakes in the heart of the market.

A special feature is that each street in the market has a name representing the industry in which it trades. Since its opening, it has been dedicated to Turkish crafts such as pearl street, jewelry street. Now, although the types of goods have been changed, only keeping the name, overall, you can still see the characteristics of each shopping district thanks to the layout, and colors.

There is a special feature that you can see when coming to this market in Turkey that is the only male seller. This is because in the past, according to Islam, trading was not a job for women.


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