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Fun, but better shopping elsewhere

A huge market mostly targeted at locals. It was fun to be befriended by so many people who wanted... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Galaxygirl627
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Victoria, Canada
Really local and authentic place

We had a great time the day that we visited Urgut market. It was the first time that we did not... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Pani A
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Madrid, Spain
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May 6, 2018
“Fun, but better shopping elsewhere”
Aug 26, 2018
“Little bit disappointing”
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Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

About 40km from Samarkand is the Urgut Market. The best time to visit is in the weekend with Sunday being the busiest day. This is a huge market selling everything for the locals such as clothing, food and hardware. For the tourist you can find...More

7  Thank Traveldestin
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went to this market which was an hour drive from Samarkand because it was recommended in guidebooks. The Urghut Wednesday market was mostly a waste of time unless you just want to see a massive market selling everything from toilet paper to apricots and...More

3  Thank MamboMumbai
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We took a shared cab to go there (see the Google Map pin to know where to find one ; most taxis to Urgut are waiting there). It cost us 15000 sums per person and it took 45 minutes. To go back to Samarkand, you...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A huge market mostly targeted at locals. It was fun to be befriended by so many people who wanted to chat. If you want to feel like a local, including very simple street food, this place is for you. However, for souvenirs there is very...More

2  Thank Galaxygirl627
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We had a great time the day that we visited Urgut market. It was the first time that we did not feel like real tourists in Uzbekistan. It is just a local market where we were the only foreigners. People were really nice and kind...More

1  Thank Pani A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The bazaar of Urgut can be added to your visits in Samarkand. Driving some forty kilometers bring you to a big bazaar which seems not have changed during the last years. You will enjoy the culture of the locals, colorful traditional clothes, cheap handmade craft...More

Thank Centasia
Reviewed 25 May 2017

THIS is the place to get all your tapestries. However it is not easy to find. When they say go to the back of the market really it is BEHIND the main market. With the suzanis being sold out of trucks. Dont give up. They...More

2  Thank Kris P
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not far from Samarkand, high in the hills next to the Tajik border, is the town of Urgut. It has one of the best rural markets in Uzbekistan and the people here have their own distinct culture.

2  Thank nileshilpa2000
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We went to this market which was an hour drive from Samarkand because it was recommended in guidebooks. The Urghut Wednesday market was mostly a waste of time unless you just want to see a massive market selling everything from toilet paper to apricots and...More

3  Thank MamboMumbai
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I went to on Tuesday by mini-bus from Samarkand (it takes an hour). It is open except on Monday. This market is famous for suzani but it was interesting as a local market. Very huge market. most of people couldn't speak English. it means just...More

3  Thank chigrix72
Reviewed 23 October 2014

About 40km from Samarkand is the Urgut Market. The best time to visit is in the weekend with Sunday being the busiest day. This is a huge market selling everything for the locals such as clothing, food and hardware. For the tourist you can find...More

7  Thank Traveldestin
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