Dordoi Bazaar
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Ana-Maria B
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,212 contributions
Aug 2022
We were curious to see what it's all about, so we took a yandex there (quite a bit away from city center). We needed some comfy pairs of shorts and found them. Prices were very affordable, staff eager to sell but not overbearing.
You just need to pay attention to your wallet, as everywhere, and also get out of the way as there are people with carts all over the place. It is a bit chaotic, but if you need something, you will probably find it there.
Written 11 September 2022
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Q5375ESroberts
San Diego, CA54 contributions
Jun 2022
If you want to see the entire bazaar you really need a half day or longer. This place is HUGE. On weekends it is packed. About 1/3 is chinese imports, 1/3 is european imports, and 1/3 central asian imports. A unique place to spend part of a day.
Written 27 June 2022
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slikback
usa132 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
what an experience, the market really has everything you could want. it takes time and good footwear to discover the world of containers. it's best to go in the morning, most of them close at around 4 p.m. the prices are always negotiable and a price comparison is advantageous. Be careful not to exchange money in the exchange offices, is better in a bank. Since most traders only take cash, you need cash. a small impression of the market or its size, around 50,000 people work there.
Written 19 May 2021
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AveOrson
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan12 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Several square kilometers of containers - that's what this place looks like from above... and from the ground, too. In fact, one of the biggest markets in this part of the world.
Container on the ground level is a store, the one top of it is a warehouse: sizes, variety, discounts - always ask for it. The shopkeeper will rush to the other end of the market to get what you want from his friends, warehouses, etc.
You won't get lost in this labyrinth of containers, but it's always hard to find the spot you're looking for - so ask the owner for a visit card with a row and container number indicated.
Comparing the prices on a market is very important - it can very by 30% and more.

Parking: not good.
Transport: private taxis, not reliable, overpriced. Cab services are always there, call them when you get to the main road by feet or get stuck in traffic on the market road - that's your choice.
Food: you better not.
Toilets, hygiene, etc.: good enough. Pretty dirty.
Temperature: insanely hot in summer, nuts-freezing-together cold in winter period, including November and March. Very windy - there's a wasteland on the north, just 5 minutes away. One of the biggest dump sites in Central Asia, in fact - 35 hectares of burning trash and several dozens of kilometers of plain ground behind it.
Safety: pickpockets, like anywhere on Bishkek markets. Do not take anything you don't want to lose - keep the passport and 100ish, maybe. Phone in a hand, no backpack - those guys are pure magicians, you won't even realize you've lost something till you get back to your room. The place is surrounded by one of the poorest ghettos in a country, people have to survive, you know.
Prices: competitive. Osh bazaar is cheaper for some of the goods, but here it is cheaper by dozen, though.
Variety: huge. Clothes, fireworks, stationery, curtains, material, electronics - this is a place where you go if you wanna start a new small business. Huge warehouses and cargo companies are here, too. The place is actually dying slowly because the prices are mostly the same here and in the malls. Freezing your booty and sweating 30 mins in a bus or hanging out in the mall with a cup of latte in your hand to pay the same price for the same stuff - what would you prefer?
Written 24 May 2020
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MoizZzzz
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates33 contributions
Nov 2019
The largest market in Central Asia made up in a unique way stacking containers with a wide variety of all kinds of household products, fashion, accessories and much much more at real good prices
Written 12 March 2020
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alikarim
Dallas, TX1,253 contributions
Sep 2019
Dordoi Bazaar is a few kms north of Bishkek, and well worth visiting for a few hours. It is huge, but take your time and wander about and get lost in the various lanes. This market is composed of 2 story shipping containers, with the bottom being the store and the top being the storage space. It is mostly wholesale, but there are retail sections. You can find anything and everything here, in different sections. The shopkeepers are helpful if you need to find something specific. This market had mostly Chinese goods, and people from all over Central Asia come to shop here. Great place to people watch and browse the goods
Written 29 December 2019
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smallhausen1
Bratislava, Slovakia1,810 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
This market is located on the edge of the city. It is really huge! Really!!! It may take you hours just to come around. It is specialized on clothes.
Pros:
- you will find almost everything here
- very reasonable prices
- although no orientation system but every shopkeeper can tell you where is the goods you are looking for
Cons:
- too large
- difficult parking
Written 11 December 2019
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rvn85
Singapore, Singapore277 contributions
Aug 2019
This bazaar is so big it’s almost impossible to cover it in a few hours. You’ll probably need an least an entire day! It’s the biggest bazaar in Central Asia as it’s the distribution hub for the region for goods imported from China and Korea.
Written 23 August 2019
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Etern G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2,198 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Dordoi Bazaar - shopping market one of the biggest shopping centers in entire Kyrgyzstan. Located in Dordoi region near to Bishkek Water Channel. Dordoi market is enriched with several shopping points. Djunhai market Chinese goods and products, socks and underwear garments. Centerpiece of the market, having 3 main shopping centers. Chinese, Wholesale, Europe. You can find plenty amount of branded, mid range, cheap goods and products. Surrounded with outdoor and indoor Cafe restaurants, catering centers for a quite unique national food and beverages.
Written 21 July 2019
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Cay N
Huntsville, TX27 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I was visiting from the US & was amazed. First of all, the shipping container construction was unlike anything I've ever seen!! Secondly, you can buy anything & everything in one place. I loved the busy hustle & bustle!! Everyone was friendly! ...and I got some great pictures!!
Written 3 October 2018
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