Shopping in Şanliurfa (Urfa)
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After visiting the Şanlıurfa Museum, ponder your new-found knowledge with a wander through Urfa's bazaar. Spreading itself east of the Narıncı Camii, it is a jumble of streets, some covered, some open, selling everything from sheepskins and pigeons to jeans and handmade shoes. It was largely built by Süleyman the Magnificent in the mid-16th century. The best idea is just to dive in and inevitably get lost. Women should be on guard for lustful hands.
One of the most interesting areas is the bedesten (kazaz pazarı), an ancient caravanserai where silk goods were sold. Today you'll still find silk scarves sold here, as well as gaudy modern carpets and the lovely blue…