Thursday, October 16, 2014

Buchara's Covered Bazaars

In Buchara one can visit the remaining three Covered Bazaars, Taki-Sarrafon (moneychangers), Taki-Telpak Fusushon (cap-makers), and Taki-Zargaton (jewellers), which had been renovated and reconstructed during the Soviet era. Now they're all hosting shops, which mostly sell to tourists, also inland tourists and pilgrims. The domed roofs are meant to protect merchandise and people from the heat.

Not only tourists from the West ...

A look at the domes

Inside - from carpets to boxes and foulards

No comments:

Post a Comment