Turkey: Shopping Holiday
Bridging the East and West
A shopping holiday in Turkey offers a unique experience. With an emphasis of crafts, local handicrafts, carpets, ceramics, antiques, silk, wooden goods and jewelry, a shopping holiday in Turkey will take you to a number of places. From high end malls and markets to traditional bazaars, Turkey has it all, which is why a shopping holiday in Turkey is such a wonderful experience. The fun of a shopping holiday in Turkey is to shop at the local bazaars. Here is where travelers get to experience the charm of these traditional markets. Bargaining is a must and a sort of activity at the bazaars! Shopping at malls and supermarkets have nothing unique to them and are more frequented by the locals. But the local markets are the treasure troves where you can shop for nearly any and everything possible. Turkey is also popular as a destination for cheap knock-offs. Popular clothing brands are replicated just like the originals and sold for hardly another! Sometimes you might manage to pick up things that pass off as the original itself! Turkey is famous for its carpets, and Anatolia is the place to head to for buying carpets. For leather goods and apparel, Istanbul is the city. While in Istanbul visit the Kapali Carsi Bazaar on your shopping holiday in Turkey. Jewelry, carpets and antiques are available at this market and you can get them for reasonable prices. Turkey scores 7 on 10 as a shopping holiday destination.