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Bazaars of Samarkand

The real bazaar should reveal the features of living creature to speak (make a buzz)' boil up (beciuse of permanently moving human flow), smell (of cooking food and goods), and smile (a good trade goes together with benevolence).
In the Eastern bazaar, they are used to haggle. At that, it is important not only to gained money, but the process itself. An experienced tradesman could be offended if the goods would be bought without a haggle. In Samarkand, there is a bazaar in each region, but the biggest one is situated in the ancient part of the town. It is called "Siabian" or "Ancient town", after the region where it is situated. You can reach it by walking from Registan square toward Mausoleum and Mosque of Bibi-Hanim.
However, this bazaar is not so big in comparison with Urgut bazaar the bazaar in Urgut village of Samarkand region; people go there for big wholesales. Inbetween Samarkand and Urgut, there are permanently traveling back and forth buses and taxies, thus, if there is a wish, you can visit Urgut
bazaar. Saturday is a main day of Urgut bazaar.

THE ROUND CAKES ('NON") OF SAMARKAND

The history of national round cakes in Samarkandian Sogd is very ancient. The idea of bread baking from bread grains arose in the period to transfer from nomadic life to agricultural. The round cakes are baked in specially constructed ovens Tandir. Tandir baking is one of the pawning to achieve the unique qualities of the bread. In the Tandir, the round cakes achieve their readiness after 48 minutes.
In the past more than twenty sorts of rouhd cakes were baked, they are "chahsak", "tafton", "Taftoni du bez", "tarkoli", "pulotiy", "fatiri chahchak", "zaboni gov", "sohta", "shirmoi Sedona payvand", "obi holi", "salan9", and others.
Until present days, there are only several types, which are preserved, and still, they have retained the fame of Samarkand as a bread town. The round cake gala-osiegi-non, originated from Gala-Osiyo village, which is near Samarkand, and are famous far beyond the bounds of the Samarkand region. Everyone, who has visited Samarkand, at the time of leaving, is trying to purchase this bread: it is became a tradition. There are more then fifteen varieties of this round cake. Even stale one saves its unique attractive state, and being soaked a bit and heated up in the oven, tandir, or simply in a microwave, regains all its gustatory qualities, even after several vears. Samarkandian round cakes, as a symbol and as the best gift, are carried not only through Uzbekistan, but also all over the world.