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Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Tehran's bustling and chaotic bazaar, reputedly the world's largest, covers a huge area and includes countless stalls selling just about everything imaginable. There are also mosques, guesthouses, banks and even a fire station within the sprawling area in south Tehran covered by the bazaar district. Most commodity sellers have grouped themselves together to form distinct "corridors" selling similar merchandize. The main business in Tehran's grand bazaar takes place around noon and between 5-7pm in the evening and visitors are encouraged to bargain over prices. The grand bazaar has a long history in Tehran and the bazaaris who run it tend to be conservative and helped finance the Islamic Revolution in 1979. 
The Grand Bazaar also known as Tehran's Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran. Throughout its history, in addition to shops the Grand bazaar has contained banks and financiers, mosques and guest houses.Traditionally, the Tehran bazaar was split into corridors, each specialising in different types of goods, including copper, carpets, paper, spices, and precious metals, as well as small traders selling all types of goods. Today, modern goods are available as well, in addition to the many traditional corridor traders that still survive. It is located In Arg Square and the main entrance is Sabze meydoon. The Grand Bazaar is located in southern Tehran; its many corridors are over 10 km in length. There are several entrances, some of which are locked and guarded at night.
 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Entering the Grand Bazaar in Tehran is like stepping into a different world. It's as if someone took a big city, squeezed it into a small box and put the lid on. It's warm, noisy and slightly chaotic but also colorful and teeming with life. Walking the narrow streets is a bombardment on the senses but also on your heart. Here people have been selling their goods for more than a thousand years, even though the bazaar itself is a bit younger. It's a city within a city and definitely a sight worth seeing for yourself if you ever find yourself in the Iranian capital. 
 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Despite relying heavily on this historical legacy, much of the bazaar itself was constructed fairly recently. The oldest remaining buildings, walls and passages in the bazaar today very rarely exceed 400 years, with many being constructed or rebuilt within the last 200 years. The bazaar grew as a "city within a city" for much of the 19th century, and was largely able to expand itself without much outside interference. However, as Tehran began to grow exponentially in the early 20th century under Reza Shah, the changes brought by this rapid expansion saw much of the bazaar (including such areas as the Perfume Sellers' Bazaar and Moat Bazaar) disappear.
The old sections of the bazaar are generally similar in architectural style, while parts added in the 20th century often look markedly different; critics say that less care was taken in the construction of later sections. However, in an effort to increase the prestige of the bazaar, projects to beautify the bazaar through the use of plaster moulding and decorative brickwork were undertaken late in the 20th century.
 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

The Grand bazaar is still an important place of commerce for Tehranis, Iranians, travelling merchants and - increasingly - tourists. However, much of the trade and finance in the city has moved to the north of the city, leaving the bazaar somewhat decreased in importance. Still, in addition to the traditional goods on sale, the market for watches and local jewellery is apparently growing, most likely for the benefits of tourists. As is in keeping with the market spirit, tourists are encouraged to haggle. The bazaar is busiest around midday, and between 17:00 and 19:00.

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Grand Bazaar Of Tehran

 

Geocoding: 35°40′30″N,51°25′10″E


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