Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Grand Bazaar

            The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is opened in 1461. It is one of the largest and oldest covered market in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 1,200 shops and well known for its jewelery, pottery, spice and carpet shops. Many of the stalls in the bazaar are grouped by the type of goods, with special areas for leather coats, gold jewelery and the like. The Grand bazaar was constructed  between 1455 and 1461 by the order of Sultan Mehmed and in 16th century having expansion during the reign of Sultan Suleiman. The Grand Bazaar consists of 12 major buildings and has 22 doors and 4 main gates situated at the end of its two major streets.One street combined with the Bayezid 11 Mosque and Bayezid Square.

Grand Bazaar Map Square

            The Grand Bazaar are shopping heaven for tourist and it's a must visit place if you are in Istanbul. You can have your bargain until the lowest price that you required, and I take this chance to make my bargaining as well. Currency accepted are in Turkish Lira and US dollars are highly acceptable. We are lucky because we are provided with 500 Us dollar for our pocket money during our stay in Istanbul and was a compliments by JetPa Malaysia Sdn Bhd. So nothing to wait lets shopping.

Grand Bazaar , Shopping Heaven  

The Grand Bazaar Pathways
            After spending the money that we received , I take an opportunity for a break at a stalls just outside the main entrance of The Grand  Bazaar. As usual all the hard walking need to be fill and regained the energy that left. We met with the other team  there, and walked back to the hotel together.

Taking A Snack Outside The Main Entrance Of The Grand Bazaar

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