What to buy: For really jewel-quality work which is much harder to find, precious metals or ivory may be used, though it's known that importing ivory is forbidden by Washington Convention, so be careful when purchasing.
There are numbers of shopping malls in Kish island, but main shopping complex are Paradise I and II, which are always busy with people strolling around and shopping.
People can easily move from Paradise I to II, there is elevator connecting these two shopping malls.
What to pay: Better with cash
Each city has it's Bazaar and is organiced around it, all the city runs around it, the mosque, the governament building, madrasas, caravanserais, and all the shops.
The Bazaars are covered, some times with a construction of bricks or stone, and some times with uralite.
all the people came here to buy theirgoods and needs, you can find here all what you need, rom shoaps, and toiletteries to the most elegant dresses or to repair your chairs.
The importance of the bazaar on the society is essencial, the economy runs over it and economy means money and power so the power of the community is ruled in the bazaar. One of the most important bazaars of Iran is the one in Bazaar, there many revolutions and change of governors where made there. It is like a mirror of humanity, money have the Power, and the life of the community deppends on the people of the Baazar.
What to buy: Art and crafts is the most spectacular for tourists and travellers.
Esfahan, Shiraz, Kerman are some of the most rich on bronze working, carpets, wood work, miniatures,...
Espahan is the most touristic but is far distance to khan al jalili in Cairo, Grat Bazaar in Istambul.
Well its not just one shop but its a shopping centre where you can buy many different things. All that you want except for Big Electronic items under one roof.
What to buy: i would especially recommend the precious and Semi-precious stones. They are worth buying. You can find very amazing variety in rings and necklaces and earings. There is no end to it.
What to pay: As much as you like but dont go crazy. You should have a fair idea of whatever you are buying and then pay accordingly.
The local market has many beautiful crafts to buy from the delicate enamel ware, tradtional designed tablecloths and carpets, and the silver and bead jewellery/
What to buy: enamel ware
What to pay: it depends on quality
Here is the type of sweets which is good for distributing as presents or for your family, friends and colleagues, as it is the only sweets I found which were individually wrapped.
The white Gaz is a type of nougat embedded with pistachios, and with pleasant rosewater aftertaste. Though it's good, it tends to be really sweet - and I think it's best served together with unsweetened Tea.
What to pay: quite inexpensive
What to buy:
Classical Persian Literature, such as Shirazian Sufi Master Hafiz (1320-1389), and Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam (1048-1123)
As for typical Persian Music, we asked for recommendations, and purchased two different artists as shown. One is a long-standing musician, and the other is a popular youthful band where this particular release is a benefit for the earthquake victims in Bam.
I did not know until now that solo female singers are in principle forbidden to be sold - that said, my gut feeling is that if you know your way around, some shopkeepers could possibly have un-displayed items available for sale...
Later in my journey, though I sometimes even heard loud woman singer music blaring from young mens' the car on the streets, I heard that this is in principle illegal, and could result in a few days car impoundment.
However, I heard that women-only concerts by women are OK, if somewhat rare.
What to pay: decent prices in line with Iran's market economy
These stunning designs are found as vases, tea sets, plates, hanging wall plates, etc. In the bazaars, you may find an artisan making a work in progress, and can purchase his/her completed pieces.
The construction is a bronze base covered with white porcelain enamel. Then the artist paints the design with a few-hairs-thin paintbrush (cat's hair, as one artisan told us)
Viewing these designs do evoke a sense of remembering the design of Masjed-E-Emam mosques, etc.
What to pay: I would say from around $50-$300 over a range of sizes of wall hanging plates. The tea sets and vases will be much higher.
This is the nearest shopping center from the airport.
What to buy: Clothes to Jewelry.
What to pay: Credit card is accepted. But bring some cash is always useful.