IMO, The GB is too touristy and therefore, the prices of goods are high. U can bargain but they don't really lower the prices... u can get the same items outside at cheaper prices actually. Tp, i still bought something at GB. Just for the sentimental value...
HOW TO GET TO THE GB FROM SULTANAHMET: Hop on the tram to the direction of the airport and stop at Beyazit. Once u're already out of the tram, u will see the sign to the GB which is just across the road. Since GB is huge, u can even stop at Cemberlitas tram stop. Price: sama ja 1.95TL per trip.
The GB is opened everyday except SUNDAY. The business hours are: 8.30am to 7pm.
Nothing much to tell here and i didn't really take a lot of photos too.. So, just enjoy apa yg ada ajalah ya...:)
|The weather was so nice today... This was taken on the same day as the day i went to Topkapi. It was about |
12 degree celcius, just nice... the time? couldn't remember the exact time but it was about 3.45pm mcm tu la kot...
|The tram station (Beyazit)|
|Sekitar Beyazit Tram Station. Plenty of restaurants here.|
|This way to Gedikpasa (tempat org try Turkish Bath).|
|We skipped the Turkish Bath (x sanggop den) and headed to |
|Cuba teka apa ni? This is what u calld baklava. Sweet savory with|
different flavors. I don't really like it as it is sticky
and too sweet. I like sweet food but this one is sweet n
it has some kind of spices which i don't fancy.
|Seberang jalan dulu...|
|GB has many entrances. We really marked the entrance so that we|
would come out at the same entrance.
|T-shirts and all sorts of souvenirs.|
|Ni pon souvenirs jugak.. belah sana ada kedai karpet.|
|This atok reminds me of my own atok. Umur pon lebih kurang.|
Guess how old is he?
What did i buy at the Grand Bazaar? I bought fridge magnets, bangles, t-shirts, key chains, spinning tops...etc, etc... What else?
|This sweater was bought outside GB. A Romanian lady|
sells them. Ada mcm2 corak. 10TL each. We bought
this one and the diamond shape one. Mur2 kan?
|I didn't buy this at GB. On our way back to the hotel, we would pass|
the Arasta Bazaar. 1 mangkuk 5TL@RM9, i bought 7+3 + 1 big plate =
RM100 mcm tu la..ke RM130, lupa sudah.... Katanya handmade,
tp x taulah betul ke idak...
|Gmbar besar sket...|
|100% silk scarf, made in Bursa, 30TL... Entah2 kat Bursa lagik murah,|
since made in Bursa. I didn't dare to ask the price at Bursa, takut
menyesal..ha..ha.. What i don't know won't hurt me, right?
Oklah, itu aja from the Grand Bazaar. After GB, we went to the Blue Mosque....Babai...