Shiny modern shopping centers – is, perhaps, practical, but in large quantities – infinitely boring! Choosing a place for the world’s best custom shopping.
1. The market of Khan el-Khalili, Cairo
The biggest market in Africa! Its bustling stalls stretching along the ancient cobbled streets, give tourists a very clear idea of ??how Cairo was hundreds of years ago, the time seemed quite touched the local atmosphere. Here is one hundred percent activate smell (fragrance of spices, aromatic oils, leather and roasted meat still envelops the street on the outskirts of the market), hearing (the roar of the Arabic language, pererugivanie traders and lingering prayer from the nearby mosque) and, of course, the vision. The best place to buy souvenirs and traditional Egyptian will not find: the shelves are crammed with bundles of papyrus, glass handicrafts, essential oils, wooden statuettes. The market is open until late at night – enough time trying to bargain for the right product even the most stubborn merchant.
2. Portobello Market, London
At the London Portobello Road street market in full swing for more than 300 years. Long before the world came guides and glossy magazines, this market is famous as the place where you can buy all sorts of second-hand goods and stylish antiques. If the vintage sideboard or pradedushkiny watch you do not really care, then visit the market is in any case – for example, to listen to the performances of street artists take pictures relaxed traders rastamanov or relax in the local pubs. Tourists who happened to visit Portobello, in a voice say: this place is literally vibrates special power!
3. Flea market in Saint-Ouen, Paris
Speaking of flea markets, a sin not to mention the Paris market Marche aux Puces, which literally translates as “flea market”. It is a place of worship and gave the name of similar markets around the world. Once there, in the north of Paris, was once 12 markets that grow and eventually merged into one. Now it is open every day about three thousand stalls and shops. Old buttons, used teapots, vintage and modern clothing, furniture … And remember: the better you speak the French language, the better price you will be able to knock out!
4. El Rastro, Madrid
If, while in Madrid, you suddenly want to get designer sunglasses, but your budget will then be singing songs, then head to the Sunday market El Rastro: here you will find a lot of extremely believable fakes. In addition to the pseudo-designer accessories and clothing, local shelves are crammed with goods imported directly from India and Morocco, as well as antiques. Carefully shop around and watch your pockets – in this case, a successful shopping will be provided to you.
5. Night Market in Arpora, Goa
This market takes place on the streets of Arpora every Saturday. Indian spices, teas, traditional clothes, carpets, cashmere scarves and silverware are interspersed here with the products of designers and artists who come here from all over the world to sell their amazing products to local tourists. This market – a place not only for shopping, but also for parties: local Aborigines in the face of an overgrown hippies, artists and relaxed yogis come here every week to poshatatsya between the row of stalls under the trance music and to dance at the main stage to the accompaniment of live ethnic music.
6. The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Not too often the market is becoming a national landmark! The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul – the oldest and largest indoor market in the world, 3,000 shops which are located along 61 Street. This city within a city whose history is rooted in the days of the Byzantine Empire. Its structure is very chaotic: the market is a labyrinth of stalls and shops, among which is extremely easy to get lost. Here you can easily find just about anything – except, perhaps, going outside on the streets of Istanbul. The local kids even have their business here: for a small fee they help hapless tourists to wade through the stalls to the right place.
7. Chatuchak Market, Bangkok
One of the largest markets in the world and a haven for shopaholics! Virtually everything can be bought in Thailand at fairs, in souvenir shops and designer stores, sold in Chatuchak: clothes at ridiculous prices, colored lanterns, indoor plants, handmade cosmetics … Total weekends here is divided over 8000 stalls, so that including the program of walks Chatuchak in Bangkok, is take him at least three hours.