The Chorsu Bazaar is the traditional bazaar located in the center of the old town of Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Under its blue-colored domed building and the adjacent areas, all daily necessities are sold. Chorsu Bazaar is located across the street from Chorsu Station of the Tashkent Metro, near Kukeldosh Madrasah. "Chorsu" is a word from the Persian language, meaning "crossroads" or "four streams".
Here us what the Lonely Planet guide says about the market-
"Tashkent’s most famous farmers market, topped by a giant green dome, is a delightful slice of city life spilling into the streets off Old Town’s southern edge. If it grows and it’s edible, it’s here. There are acres of spices arranged in brightly coloured mountains; Volkswagen-sized sacks of grain; entire sheds dedicated to candy, dairy products and bread; interminable rows of freshly slaughtered livestock; and – of course – scores of pomegranates, melons, persimmons, huge mutant tomatoes and whatever fruits are in season. Souvenir hunters will find kurpacha (colourful sitting mattresses), skull caps, chapan (traditional cloaks) and knives here."
and here is what we saw- most of the photos need little narrative so just take your own trip around the bazaar and I will fill in if I think you might need some tidbit of info-
then we moved to another area of the market where produce and spices were being sold...
clothing section for fancy and everyday wear-
bridal outfits - new brides are expected to have a new outfit for each of seven days and they buy the whole magillah are one swoop like the set shown below-
ikat prints are very big around this area-
and yet another section of bread strollers LOL
Then we were headed back to the hotel for our dinner- which was very nice but I have only a photo of the salad and the dessert - which were both very good so I think the rest of the meal must have been as well- oh yes- now I remember it was perch! we didn't have too much fish on the trip- so that one actually was pretty memorable even without the photo---
the dessert - was excellent despite looking like a rice krispie treat- it was fried noodles with honey and a raspberry sauce- called Chak Chak
I took this photo of the hotel hall way on the way down to dinner - I noticed the pattern and then later saw the lights were slightly tinted making for a fairly cool photo...