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Animal market

Animal Bazaar, Karakol
Alex Johnson for Nomad's Land

KarakolKyrgyzstan • 1700 m

About The Animal Market
Early on Sunday mornings one of Kyrgyzstan’s biggest animal markets takes place around 2km north of central Karakol. Typical of such markets, you’ll observe scenes at once sad and comical, with locals improbably bundling voluptuous fat-tailed sheep into the back seats of Lada cars. The setting amid semi-derelict flourmills might seem unprepossessing, but on clear days the backdrop of white-topped mountains is more striking from here than from the town center. A series of earthen unloading plat¬forms lead north. Jostle through the chaos to reach a bigger main compound one block north, where you’ll find horse sales and ven¬dors of beautiful embossed leather saddles. On foot the bazaar is about 25 minutes’ walk from City Center. (Resource: Lonely Planet)

Address: Udilov Str. / Lenin Str.                                
Working hours:  01am -10am, only on Sunday 
Time Spent: 1Hour

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