The Green Bazaar
The Green Bazaar is one of Almaty’s places of interest that should be visited by everyone, as it is a great representation of great traditions of an Asian market. The name comes from the times when only fruit and vegetable were being sold at the bazaar, and mixed trade was not allowed. Nowadays the situation is different, and one can buy almost any food at the bazaar. Today the Green Bazaar is not only the central market of Almaty, but also one of the city landmarks. It offers everything that Kazakhstan and neighboring countries are rich in: fresh fruit and vegetables, black caviar of Caspian sturgeon, health-giving Kazakhstan honey, dairy products and fresh meat, dried fruit and Korean salads, herbs and kumis. The bazaar is very huge. Since the time of the shopping arcade construction and for more than 140 years the Green Bazaar remains one of the most famous, cult and popular places for Almaty residents.