Chorsu Bazaar - Oriental Market of Uzbekistan
Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent
Chorsu Bazaar is the traditional bazaar located in the center of the old town of Tashkent (Eski Shahar), the capital city of Uzbekistan. Under its blue-colored domed building and the adjacent areas, all daily necessities are sold. Bazar Chorsu is one of the largest bazaars of Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Chorsu bazaar was known in the Middle Ages and was of great importance on the Great Silk Road.
"Chorsu" is a word from the Persian language, meaning "crossroads" or "four streams". In the central part of the bazaar, covered with ornaments, there is a monumental dome structure with a diameter of about 300-350 meters. Three-storey building of the Chorsu bazaar is equipped with an elevator system. On the lower floor there are basement corridors with numerous outbuildings (warehouses). Trade rows in the bazaar are divided by the types of goods sold on them: vegetables, fruits, nuts, oriental sweets, spices, cereals. Separate pavilions are designed for clothing and household items.