4 The South Heart Of Turkestan

The South Heart Of Turkestan

Posted on February 17, 2012 by


Tourists believe that Turkestan is a Kazakh Mecca. Most of them manage to see just the hotel they stay in and the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi. This trip to Turkestan will be different because we will skip the legendary burial vaults but visit the heart of the city which is its central market.


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It is better to photograph the market in summer when it is full of melons and watermelons, smelly sweet pepper and dried apricots, with lively locals saving themselves from heat with koumiss.

The market in winter is a combination is slush, ice and freezing air. But no one will ever say anything bad about it because it is the market which lets these people provide for their families.

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4 Responses to “The South Heart Of Turkestan”

  1. Testicules says:

    I did not see a single hottie in all these pictures. Where did all these people come from? I thought the mongols wiped them all out.

  2. (r)evolutionist says:

    They gave up communism to become a 13th century feudal land. Happy days are here again?

  3. pytor says:

    they gave up communism and are free to live as they want.But russians are still not free even after fall of communism.In fact russia resembles tsarist russia than democratic russia

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