Ashgabat shopping

Market in Ashgabat

Tolkuchka Bazaar

Once one of Central Asia’s most spectacular sights, Ashgabat's legendary Tolkuchka Bazaar is now sadly unregonisable following a government relocation from its time immemorial location in 2010. Now housed in a colle…
Shopping Centre in Ashgabat

Altyn Asyr Marketing Centre

If you want to buy carpets, Turkmenistan tracksuits or inexpensive cotton clothing, visit the Altyn Asyr Marketing Centre, opposite the Grand Turkmen Hotel, which has outlet shops for the carpet and textile industry…
Books in Ashgabat

Miras Bookshop

Turkmen bookshops are little more than propaganda storefronts to promote national glory, but the best selection of books can be found at Miras Bookshop. Find some novels in Russian among copies of the Ruhnama and va…
Mall in Ashgabat

Altyn Asyr Shopping Centre

This has reputedly the biggest fountain in the world. Inside it’s rather less than impressive – an all but empty two-floor shopping centre, although there’s a restaurant on the 6th floor, and it's possible to take t…
Mall in Ashgabat


This huge, modern mall features stores galore, a bowling alley, movie theatre and Western-style cafes where you can get your hipster fix of avo toast with a flat white.
Mall in Ashgabat


One of the best supermarkets in town is the Yimpaş, a huge Turkish shopping complex where can buy everything from frozen lobster to Doritos over several floors.
Carpets in Ashgabat

Altyn Göl

An excellent selection of carpets is on sale here and you can also pick up the necessary export documentation.
Market in Ashgabat

Tekke Bazaar

The Tekke Bazaar is a popular market recommended for foodstuffs and fruit as well as flowers.
Market in Ashgabat

Russian Bazaar

The Russian Bazaar is great for food of all kinds, especially fresh fruit and vegetables.