Hg2 : The Hedonist

Green Bazaar

The Green, or Zelyony in Russian, Bazaar is a must visit for anyone wanting to experience some genuine local colour. Although the traders no longer hawk the rich treasures of the Silk Road a vast number of stalls still occupy the enormous plot, selling everything from food to dodgy-looking Chinese made toys and clothes to haberdashery and hardware; and the market and its surrounds form one of the busiest locales in the city. Visit to pick up edible souvenirs (see Shop) or simply to take a snapshot of thriving Almaty life (though the taking of actual photographs within the Bazaar is frowned upon!) Sometimes an informal flea market pops up at the end of Dostyk, just before the market itself, where people sell trinkets and other possessions, forming a deeply personal snapshot of real Kazakhstani lives.

Zhibek Zholy (Dostyk)
Opening Times
Tues-Sun, 9am-6pm
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