Kyrgyzstan's Dordoy Bazaar
Published 12 December 2013
The Dordoy Bazaar near Bishkek is said to be the largest public market place in Central Asia. Stretching for more than a kilometer on the north-eastern outskirts of the Kyrgyz capital, it serves as one of the main entrepots via which Chinese consumers goods reach retailers in Kyrgzystan, Russia, and Uzbekistan. An estimated 20,000 people make their living at the market, with many using shipping containers as outlets for storing and selling their wares. Russian travel photographer Alexander Belenkiy has visited the market, where you can buy literally everything -- from clothes and household appliances to sheeps' heads and vans.