Tolkuchka Bazaar – The World's Premier Carpet Marketplace

Sprawled across the desert, just a few kilometers from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is an extensive market known as the Tolkuchka Bazaar. Selling a massive range of goods, the largest open air market in central Asia is most famous for selling large red Turkmen rugs. Basically, everything and anything of importance is bought and sold within the open-air bazaar; anything from carpets and handicrafts, to camels and sheep. The market thrives on Sundays when practically the entire country comes together to trade. The Tolkuchka Bazaar is by far Turkmenistan’s number one sight and a must see for all visitors to the area.

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