Altyn Asyr Bazaar
Oriental bazaar Altyn Asyr (Turkmen: Altyn Asyr gündogar bazary) also known locally as Täze jygyldyk (Russian: Новая Толкучка; New flea bazaar) is the largest market in Turkmenistan, and the fifth-largest in Central Asia. It is located in the outskirts of Ashgabat, in the residential area Choganly. It was built to resemble the shape a Turkmen carpet ornament of Ahal Province. The market covers 154 hectares. At the heart of the bazaar is a tall clock tower, its main landmark. There are 2,155 shops in the market.
History and architecture
The oriental Bazaar Altyn Asyr was opened in 2011 with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The new market features unique architecture. The complex resembles a carpet pattern from a bird's eye view. The bazaar includes a hotel that can accommodate a hundred guests, and there are several cafes and bistros on the grounds.
In 2013 the market was equipped with telephone equipment and high-speed Internet.
Photos of the demolished Tolkuchka bazaar
- ^ "Jygyldyk (Tolkuchka) bazaar, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan".
- ^ "Новый рынок "Алтын асыр" станет символом благополучия Туркменистана". Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
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Coordinates: 38°02′41″N 58°25′17″E / 38.0446°N 58.4214°E / 38.0446; 58.4214