The original bazaar was called Tolkuchka Bazaar (or Push Market) and was the biggest bazaar in Central Asia. Now it has been slightly relocated and renamed Altyn Asyr Gundogar Bazaar.
On Thursday and on weekends people gather here to buy and sell fresh food, household items, electronics, and traditional carpets, silk and wool items. On Sundays also camels, sheep and poultry are for sale. It is a good opportunity to collect souvenirs, but also to simply watch people from all walks of life and their livestock.