Kazakhstan: Legendary Almaty Bazaar Going Upmarket

Fruit sellers ply their wares on a desolate, garbage-strewn lot at Barakholka. (Photo: Joanna Lillis)

Shoppers thronged Barakholka bazaar in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital, Almaty, on a recent summer’s afternoon, browsing for bargains in the shipping containers from which traders ply their wares.
 

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Legendary Almaty Bazaar Going Upmarket

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