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Tolkuchka Bazaar on the outskirts of Ashgabat

Not all the reviews on here are for the Tolkuchka Bazaar, there seems to be some confusion. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
simply-peregrinating
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Burnley, United Kingdom
Nice opportunity to find local stuff

You can find all Turkmen style dresses, caps, carpets, scarfs or souvenirs with affordable prices... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Mahmut T
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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not all the reviews on here are for the Tolkuchka Bazaar, there seems to be some confusion. The huge Tolkuchka Bazaar is on the outskirts of Ashgabat and should not be confused with the much smaller Russian Bazaar in central Ashgabat. Tolkuchka Bazaar is one...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

You can find all Turkmen style dresses, caps, carpets, scarfs or souvenirs with affordable prices. Don't hesitate to bargaining. The name of bazaar comes from bargaining in Russian "Tolkuchka"

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

My first amazement upon writing this review is that people reviewing posted photos! This market was the only place we saw actual locals out and about living their lives. Every other sight we visited was empty. Here is the market you get to see the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This place is huge! And they seemed to sell just about everything. If you're going with a specific list of things to buy then it's best you go with someone who knows exactly where to find it because, well, this place is huge! Otherwise if...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a real lical shopping experience in Turkmenistan, go to Tolkuchka Basar. There is local jewelry and local fabrics for a very good price. As usual on this kind of market, negociate prices is mandatory. Tips: If there is a possibility...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Not really worth a visit - thought that the items were overpriced and the majority of things on offer were more western then Turkmen. Plenty of tacky phone case shops and toy stalls with the usual fruit veg and spice stalls . It's worth visiting...More

1  Thank fisunflower
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Just outside of Ashgabat is the Tolkuchka Bazaar which is huge! You can buy anything here that you may want as a souvenir from Turkmenistan, and haggling is fun since our language skills in this country are limited but we got it done with much...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It's usual bazaar you can buy fruit , alcoholic drinking, normal material and etc ,the price is much more cheaper than malls there is one mall at the first of this bazaar opposite of grand hotel , you can find cheap clothes with good quality...More

1  Thank Mohammad D
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Not sure why the last poster was talking about Teke bazaar - this is a completely different market. Talkuchka is located about 25 minutes outside of Ashgabat and is GIANT. There are hundreds upon hundreds of stalls to choose from. Anything and everything you could...More

3  Thank LucyD925
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Teke is large and loaded with all sort of products. Anything you want to try in Ashgabat is most there. If you can find it, ask and you will be surprised that you can find many new things. It is very clean and beautiful. The...More

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You cannot purchase anything with a credit card in Ashgabat - you will have to pay with cash. The only story that I have heard about a carpet being purchased and intended to ship internationally did not end well. Also, if... More
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