Qissa Khawani Bazaar, Peshawar

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    What To Do Visiting Qissa Khawani

    by silenttraveller Updated Oct 15, 2010

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    Qissa Khawani Bazaar is a place which travelers must visit,because of it,s historical background,Qissa Khawani means the Bazaar of Story Tellers,in the older times there use to be professional story tellers,caravan arriving from different central Asian states staying in the inns,enjoying cup of green tea while listening to the stories of the story tellers.I recommend followings;

    1.Visiting the Bazaar
    2.Drinking green tea in tea shops
    3.Visiting old Inns
    4.Brass items
    5.Clay pots
    6.Historical Buildings

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    by WAHEEDASLAM Written May 10, 2004

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    Extending from west to east in the heart of the city is the romantic 'Street of Story-tellers' - the Qissa Khawani Bazzar. In olden days, this was the site of camping ground for caravans and military adventures, where professional story-tellers recited ballads and tales of war and love to throngs of traders and soldiers. Today the story-tellers are gone but the atmosphere lingers on. Bearded tribesmen bargain with city traders over endless cups of green tea. Fruit stalls look small colourful pyramids. People from everywhere throng the crowded street. Afghans, Iraqis, Uzbeks, Tajiks, Afridis, and Shinwaris move around with ease and grace in their colourful native robes and run shoulders with the Western tourists-lost in a world so different, so enchanting.

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    Qissa Khawani BazaarThe old...

    by filipdebont Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Qissa Khawani Bazaar

    The old city was enclosed with a wall and sixteen gates, the most famous gate was the Kabuli gate but nowadays only the name remains the gate is gone. It was the gate of the Qissa Khawani Bazaar, the famous Storytellers bazaar, before this was a camping site for Caravans and soldiers, where professional storytellers recited ballads and tales of war and love. I passed in this street, I did not see any storytellers, and maybe they are gone same as the gate. But I did see some guys repairing engines on the side walk.

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    Peshawar's Qissa Khawani...

    by AndreasK Updated Sep 7, 2002

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    Peshawar's Qissa Khawani bazaar is a fantastic place. Here, it seems that things have not changed over the last 1000 years.

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