Stroll around a Kyrgyz bazaar

Central Asian bazaars are a place to buy all kind of goods from food to clothes, electronics and other household items.

Sons of Hedin invites us to look around Osh bazaar in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan:

“Osh bazaar is the largest of the city’s three markets, and consists of indoor and outdoor sellers. Individuals travel from distant villages selling livestock, local foodstuffs, and fresh vegetables. Fragrant spices and vibrant produce paired with calls of anxious sellers makes Osh Bazaar an unforgettable experience.”


Apricots and other dried fruit


Kurut – tangy balls of dried yogurt


Meat seller


Sary mai – natural butter prepared with milk

Thanks to Sons of Hedin and Nargiza Ryskulova for help with this post.

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Lucy (Liz) Chatburn
Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.
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3 Comments

  • Look at those apricots! yum!

  • Aaaaahhhhhh! I SO want to walk around this place! I wonder if they give free samples.

  • Intrigued by “sari mai” – I once tried to prepare butter and cottage cheese at home, the cheese was good but don’t know what happened to the butter :) I’d like to have the apricots too!