Spice Bazaar and Turkish Delights
The dream of visiting several different parts of the world to learn about the sort of lives people lead there is something many people among the general public share. Turkey, in this regard, is a country which a large number of people across the globe fancy for tourism. It is currently ranked the 6th most visited countries in the world. The capital city, Istanbul, is the apple of everyone’s eye due to its history, shopping centers, Turkish Delights and the fact that it holds on it, the magnificent “Spice Bazaar”.
The “Spice Bazaar” is one of the largest bazaars in the city. The wide variety of edible exotics displayed in the market manages to catch the eye of almost every tourist passerby. The easy on the eye colors and a slight scent representing high quality are able to trap several customers from all over the world every day. The spice market has had a history of an impressive 350 years.
It started out as a market for Egyptian spices (hence its other name “Egyptian Bazaar”) built as an extension of the New Mosque that included scented oils, incenses, herbs and other such products. In the beginning, its revenues were just enough to support the existence of the mosque and its philanthropic departments such as the school, medical center, washrooms and the kind. It grew as a spice market so well, there was a time when it was considered to be the greatest spice venue in the medieval world. Even now, a great number of foreigners come to this humble city to buy foreign goods. Indian curry, Turkish delight, Chinese flower tea, Russian caviar and Iranian saffron are just a few of the diverse range of goods being offered.