Traditionally, oriental bazaar at the same time served as a contemporary:
- Currency exchange;
- Club for communication;
- News Agency;
- Entertainment center.
This market should show signs of living creatures - to speak (produce hum), boil (because of the constant stream of people moving around), smells (preparing food, and commodities) and smile (good sale is located on the same wave of goodwill).
At the bazaar made bargain. In this case, is important not to bargain sum of (ruble, the dollar ..) or two, and the process of bargaining. Experienced marketer in Samarkand can even get upset if the product was bought immediately, without bargaining.
In Samarkand bazaar in every area, but the largest is the bazaar in the old part of town. On behalf of the district in which it is located, it is called "Siab" or "Old Town". To him can be accessed by going to the Registan Square in the direction of the mausoleum and Bibi Khanum mosque.
At one end of trading in a special oven baked “Non” (home bread). Samarkand “nons’ are the best in all of Uzbekistan - weighty and well kept.
Separate counters - with nuts and sweets, sugar-coated almonds, peanuts, salted seeds, fried peas. Fruits, vegetables, melons, rice ...
Uzbekistan people ar e very fond of pomegranates, which gives a special vitality. History remembers which gave preference to a pomegranates great commander Amir Temur. Before the next campaign, he ordered tanks to fill the pomegranate juice. The soldiers got drunk enough, and this gave them strength and courage. A huge bowl for 3,000 liters, carved from granite, still preserved in Samarkand and a relic.
Very popular as “kishmis” - raisins from freshly picked grapes (red-shanks dried in the sun with a yellow-brown - under a canopy). And spices - a real feast for the eyes and nose.