Tehran Grand Bazaar- a historical market located in the southern part of Tehran. This a bustling bazaar, crowed with people buying, selling and transporting goods. Workers with trolleys whistling with big loads weaving in and around all the people. Sellers shouting out prices and what goods they are selling, trying to get your attention. Such an experience I must say!
Known to be the largest mall/bazaar in the world, it is very easy to find yourself lost in the endless maze of corridors and passage ways. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there is more. Your feet and legs will get tired but you will find that you probably haven’t even seen half. ” A city within a city”. Traditionally, the bazaar split into corridors, each specializing in different types of goods including copper, carpets, paper, spices, fabrics and precious metals. Today, you can find this and modern goods, available.
Bazaars played an important role in the economic and social standings of a city and to this day, the Tehran Grand Bazaar still is an important place of commerce for Tehrani’s, Iranians, travelling merchants and tourists.
Just as it is easy to get lost in the bazaar, it is easy to get lost in all the shopping that you forget to notice the astounding architecture of this place. Arches and ceilings that consist of intricate brick and tile work, that are exquisitely rich and full of color. Stained glass in an amongst the arches that light up the area so beautifully. It all is truly breathtaking.