Bamiyan Shopping

  • Afghan bazaar
    Afghan bazaar
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  • dusty evening in bazaar
    dusty evening in bazaar
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  • klim in my office
    klim in my office
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    Bazaar at the Band-e Amir lakes: Nothing for tourists, but go buy something

    by Penelope4 Written Jul 24, 2009

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    The shops are now about three hundred meters away from the lakes. Loitering is strictly prohibited to preserve the nature.

    The bazaar is mainly for locals.

    What to buy: You will find here household stuff like pails, ropes, nuts, some tidbits to eat and a few (just a few) pieces of clothings. What you will notice are gold-plated necklaces with Arabic writings.

    What to pay: Very cheap. For a gold-plated necklace, I paid US$ 2.00. A lot of people were watching so I bargained. It was offered at US$ 3.00 actually.

    Address: No particular address. You won't miss it.

    Directions: to the left, just before taking the path to the lake

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    Bamiyan bazaar: bazaar is getting better every month

    by mi5chelle Written Sep 12, 2004

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    The bazaar has really grown and expanded in the last year-- you can buy a food and general househould items, clothes, mobile phone, kebab, DVDs, or get a room at cheap hotel.

    What to buy: Look in the 'antique' shops for some decent Hazarajat klims.

    What to pay: $40-80 depending on size and bargaining skills

    Address: Bamiyan bazaar - there is only one

    Directions: Near main roundabout on way to the Buddahs.

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    At your local bazaar: Buy a rug, klim or carpet

    by mi5chelle Written Jun 18, 2004

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    Afghan is synonymous with rug, so definitely roll up your sleves and get ready to bargain. Taking home a klim or rug is a must for any visitor. Since I live in the Hazara region, I have klims made in the area, but more elaborate, tighter knotted rugs can be found in Herat, Kabul and Mazar.

    What to buy: I think its good to support this local craft trade and to have a piece of cultural history in your home.

    What to pay: prices range from all over - it depends what type of weave you are buying

    Address: Bamiyan Bazaar - the main street

    Directions: By the bridge that leads to Buddah road, turn right

    klim in my office
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