Famous Street Markets in The World
Street markets are places where you can buy fresh and quality food at a much cheaper price than normal shops. Asia has the best street markets in the world and Asian countries, especially Southeast Asia, are very famous for having these markets. Also, there are other street markets in other parts of the world like Europe and North America. Moreover, tourists usually visit these markets when traveling there to get to know the culture of the local people and buy cheaper goods, budget groceries and souvenirs. Let’s explore some of these cheap street markets around the world.
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Kreta Ayer Wet Market Located in Singapore
Singapore, with its strict rules and importance to cleanliness of its city, has a few markets that are very clean and orderly. Kreta Ayer Wet Market is located in the Chinese neighborhood. If you come to this market early in the morning, you can visit all the parts of the market and get some good deals on seafood and fresh vegetables. At 1 o’clock in the afternoon, the market is closed and you can find a variety of street food afterwards. Upstairs at this market, there is food court where the food is very cheap and sells noodle soup for breakfast.
Istanbul Grand Bazaar In Istanbul in Turkey
One of the largest and best street markets in the world is located in Istanbul. The Istanbul Grand Bazaar includes 61 alleys and has more than 3,000 shops. This market has 250,000 to 400,000 visitors per day and is one of the major symbols of Istanbul. This bazaar is the most suitable place to go if you want to bring some souvenirs back into your country since many of local merchandise are found there. Although price haggling used to be more prevalent in the past, you can negotiate the suggested price to come to an agreement on cheaper prices here.
Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok, Thailand
Another one of the world’s best street markets is Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok. There are 200,000 people visiting this market every day and there are about 15,000 shops operating in it. This market operates from Saturdays and Sundays 9 in the morning to 6 in the evening. There are some botanic stall during weekdays here selling everything relating to garden care too. Also, make sure to try the food stalls, specially at evening time, which are very cheap and popular with local shoppers.
La Vucciria in Palermo City of Italy
In this bustling and vibrant market, you see people from different cultures and ethnicity, and when you get inside, you think you are in a Middle East country more than you feel in a country like Italy. In the corners of this place, you can see people playing drums and singing in Arabic. Also, in this market, you can buy fresh fruits and fish and spend different moments in a traditional atmosphere. If you wish to buy unique spices or buy some appliances for your home, this market might be a good one to visit first.
Borough market in London, UK
If you are looking for an old market, Borough market is the oldest market you can find in London. The market dates back to 150 years ago. Most of the time, those who have shops around the corners or the restaurant owners come to this market and get ingredients in bulk. However, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, those who are casual visitors can also come to the market and buy a variety of foods.