The Markets of Uzbekistan: A Photo Journey

The markets of Central Asia are colourful, fascinating and bursting with life and the markets of Uzbekistan are some of the best in the region.  The fresh produce is astounding from the famous pomegranates and melons to dried apricots, stuffed dates, nougat, halva, dried cheese and bread, bread, bread, and more bread.

The markets of Uzbekistan are also full of some beautiful handicrafts and souvenirs. From wonderful silk and lovely fabrics to bright ceramics it was hard not to go on a little crazy with the shopping!

But makes the markets of Uzbekistan really special is that they are the perfect place to observe locals going about their day to day lives, lives that are still wonderfully caught a little in the past.

I hope you enjoy my photo journey of the markets of Uzbekistan.

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Chorsu Market, Tashkent Uzbekistan

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Everyday life at Chorsu Market, Uzbekistan

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Spices, Chorus Market Tashka=ent

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Chorsu Market, Uzbekistan

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Cheese, Chorsu Market

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Chorsu Market, Tashkent

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Fat-tailed (or should that be flat-bottomed!?) sheep being butchered, Chorsu Market

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Chorsu Market, Tashkent

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Typical market scene, Samarkand Uzbekistan

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Bread being sold on old prams!! Samarkand Market

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Yummy nougat, Samarkand

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Stuffed dates – one of my favourites!! Samarkand market, Uzbekistan

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All kinds of delicious snacks, Samarkand Market

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More bread, this time at Fergana Markets

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Pomegrantes are everywhere at the markets in Uzbekistan

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Pomegrante seller, Fergana Markets

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Melons, Uzbekistan

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Dried cheese, another typical Central Asian snack

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Standard lunch fare, shashlyk, at Samarkand Market

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Of course the national dish, plov, can be found at the markets

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My favrouite choice for lunch at Chorsu Market

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The exotic old domed bazaars of Bukhara are now home to souvenir-sellers

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Beneath the exotic domes of the bazaars of Bukhara

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Wonderful, colourful fabrics of Uzbekistan

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Ceramics, Uzbe

 

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1 comment on “The Markets of Uzbekistan: A Photo Journey”

  1. Tim UrbanDuniya Reply

    Beautiful pictures – I loved the makers in Uzbekistan, and you’ve captured them beautifully. That foods and those ceramic items… stunning.

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