Ten Best Markets in the world

Markets exist because no one of us can produce all the stuffs we require to satisfy our needs and wants. People can exchange stuff they have for other stuff they don’t have. There are markets in everything such as food markets, farmers’ markets, fish markets, public markets, night markets, shopping centers, shopping malls, supermarkets, hypermarkets, discount stores, auction markets, wholesale markets, labor markets and much more.  You can visit any market according to your needs and wants.

Here are some not to be missed markets around the
world.

1: Chatuchak Weekend Market, Bangkok, Thailand

Chatuchak is a weekend market located in Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok. Chatuchak is the largest market in Thailand which has more than 8000 stalls, separated into 27 sections. It Covers an area of 27 Acres. It Attracts over 200,000 visitors each day (SAT-SUN). You can almost found everything here at a very reasonable price like plants, gardening tools, antiques, clothes, books, fresh and dry food,  drinks, ceramics, furniture, home decor and handicrafts.

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2: Temple St, Hong Kong

Temple St is a night market located in the areas of Jordan and Yau Ma Tei in Kowloon, Hong Kong. At 2 p.m traffic is closed on the street and market starts for locals and tourists. Tons of stalls are present there.  You can find lots of clothing items mainly for men, watches and mobile phones, as well as used goods. This night market is also famous for its snacks and roadside dining which sells a wide range of delicious local food.

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3: Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Grand Bazaar is located in Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey. It is one of the largest covered market in the world. It consists of 61 covered streets that has more than 3,000 shops. It is famous for its jewelry, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices and antique shops. This Grand bazaar attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.

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4: Camden Lock Market, London, England

Camden Lock Market is located in Camden Lock Place, Camden Town, Chalk Farm Road, London. It is one of the popular visitor attraction in London. It attracts approximately 100,000 people each weekend. This market offers crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac, and fast food.

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5: Kashgar, China

Kashgar, “City of Bazaars” is located on the east bank of the Tuman River china. It is the biggest market in Central Asia which covers an area of about 41 acres. You can buy and sell all kinds of goods here like handicrafts, livestock, local specialties, vegetables, fruits, cattle, horses, carts, clothing, crafts, leather products, textiles, rugs, carpets, scarves, beads, breads and much more.

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6: Pike Place Market, USA

Pike Place Market is located in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the USA’s oldest constantly operated market, stretched across 4 hectares. It attracts 40,000 people each day. This market offers freshly produce unique foods,  handmade arts and crafts, books and antiques. Pike Place Market is also famous for its seafood.

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7: Rialto Market, Venice, Italy

Rialto Market is located in Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia, Italy. All kinds of trading took place here. Local people from around Venice daily visit to buy  imported goods just unloaded from ships. It attracts about 20,000,000 tourists a year.

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8: Jemaa El Fnaa, Marrakech, Morocco

Jamaa el Fnaa is a square and market place located in Marrakesh’s medina quarter Morocco. During the daylight, Jamaa el Fnaa offers its visitors orange juice stalls, water sellers with traditional leather water-bags, snake charmers and story tellers telling Moroccan legends. In the afternoon, the entertainment changes toward Chleuh dancing-boys and magicians. In the evening, the square fills with a large number of food-stalls and becomes highly crowded.

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9: Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan

Tsukiji Fish Market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, Japan. It is the world’s largest wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables. This market is famous for handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. Tsukiji Fish Market also offers live tuna auctions to its visitors at 5 a.m.

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10: Khan Al-Khalili, Egypt

Khan el-Khalili is located in Cairo, Egypt. This bazaar attracts tourists from all the world. You can buy all kinds of goods here like antiques, gold, jewelry, perfumes, fresh spices of any variety, fabrics, carpets, and much more. This market has several restaurants and cafes. Don’t forget to have a traditional cup of tea at the most famous and oldest cafe in Cairo, Fishawi’s cafe .

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