7-Kilometres Bazaar information
Lonely Planet review
The sprawling bazaar on the city's southwest edge is one of the largest markets of any kind in the former Soviet Union. Nicknamed the tolkuchka or tolchok (both meaning 'push' in Russian), its appeal lies in its sheer size, rather than its shopping selection, which mainly entails row after row of the same old cheap knock-offs and junk. The official name comes from its location about 7km outside the city. To get there, take a marshrutka (fixed-route minibus) marked '7KM' from Privoz bus station.