Located in the westernmost part of China, Kashgar is an oasis city near the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan. Considering the city was an important trading post on the Silk Road, it’s still a thriving market spot 2,000 years later. Kashgar Bazaar is the largest market in Central Asia. Although the market is open every […]

With over 500 stalls, Shilin is the largest and most popular night market in Taiwan. It’s been around since 1909 but was demolished in 2002 by the government due to sanitation, fire, and safety hazards. Vendors were temporarily relocated. Fortunately, the market reopened in 2011. While there are plenty of goods to purchase, the main […]

Founded in Seattle in 1907, Pike Place is one of the oldest farmers markets in the U.S. It receives around 10 million people every year. Plus, it’s the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world. Despite the massive number of tourists, it’s where most locals do their shopping. The influx of locals gives the […]

Held every Thursday and Sunday, Chichicastenango Market is the ideal place to delve into the Mayan culture. Visitors will see the majority of locals wearing traditional attire. The market area is like a maze of stalls selling everything from wood carvings, flowers, and pottery, to chickens, fresh produce, and pigs. If you’re looking for something […]

While the street markets in Copacabana and La Paz are wildly popular with tourists, it’s in the little town of Tarabuco, just outside of Sucre, where you can find the true Bolivian culture. In all fairness, you’re probably going to be one of the few foreigners at the market. The highlight of Tarabuco is the […]

Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the most famous attractions in Tokyo. However, visitors need to wake up early to truly enjoy it. The popular tuna auctions start at 4:30 a.m. and finish by 9:00 a.m. It’s the biggest fish market in the world moving around 3,000 tonnes of fish daily and 400 different types […]

Covering an area of 27 acres, Chatuchak Market could easily be considered a small city inside Bangkok. In fact, it’s the largest market in Thailand. It houses over 15,000 stalls and receives between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors every day. Like other humongous markets, travelers can find all kinds of goods such as antiques, clothing, ceramics, […]

Taking place every Sunday in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, the Feira Hippie (Hippie Fair) is the perfect place to delve into Brazilian crafts, clothing, and arts. While it may not be the cheapest market in Rio, its location and variety make it worth the visit. You can also sample incredible food at Feira Hippie. Make […]

spanning a history of over three centuries, Chandni Chowk Market is one of the oldest markets of New Delhi. The name means “moonlight square” as it was originally divided by canals that reflected the moonlight. With over 2,500 vendors, Chandni Chowk is the type of place where you can find everything. This includes: Electronic goods; […]

Djemaa el-Fna is arguably one of the main attractions of Marrakech. It’s the central square that most visitors use as a base to explore the souks, a network of interconnected alleyways with hundreds of shops selling everything one could hope for. Expect to see Barbary monkeys and snake charmers during the day and Berber storytellers […]