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    The Big Bazaar (Carsi)

    by ann500 Updated Jul 8, 2006

    Adana has many shopping places from very large shopping malls on the outskirts (such as M1/Real and the Carrefour Hypermarket) to the more upscale shopping area in the city (with Gucci and the like, boutiques, reasonably-priced clothing stores, nice cafes), but my favorite place to shop is the bazaar or carsi in Turkish (pronounced char-sha) somewhere in the middle of the city. This is a large place with an interior and exterior section, it's a place where locals shop - you can buy so many things here... just about anything. Home goods and kitchenware, textiles, electric appliances, cell phones, a large meat section, lots of spices, nuts, toys, shoes, clothes, excellent tea, beauty supplies, tabbacco, bags, purses, watches, DVDs and many more things. Vendors outside sell snacks and fruit on pushcarts and there are small restaurants nearby. It's a very colorful and bustling place, but don't expect it to be like the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, because it is geared towards locals, not tourists. But that's why I like it.

    What to buy: The "Pul Biber" (Allepo Pepper flakes) is always fresh and very, very cheap. When I go back home to visit, I always bring a lot of this because people love getting it as a present.

    What to pay: Less than in other parts of Turkey, things are generally very cheap here.

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    Great City for Shopping!!!

    by Ckaya1978 Written Aug 29, 2003

    Adana is a big city. It gives a wide variety of opportunity for the shoppers.

    On the hidden paths especially in the old city, you can find small tradational shops that sells unique examples of Ottoman- Turkish arts. Great for antique shoppers or the ones looking for more local arts.

    The city has great selection of stores. From high end brand stores to small local ones! In Adana, check for the shopping malls.

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