Gallery: 7,000 Shipping Containers Used to Create Bazaar in Kyrgyzstan

 
In a remarkable example of adaptive reuse, over 7,000 shipping containers have been stacked together to create the thriving marketplace in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The kilometer-long Dordoy Bazaar is considered one of the Asia's greatest public market places, and it is built out of thousands of shipping containers double-stacked under large shade structures. The bazaar first began back in 1992 and it has since grown into an enormous marketplace containing streets, plazas, restaurants, stores and offices.

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  1. hurricanexchris December 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I was disappointed to see that these pictures were not taken while the shops were open and flooded with people. I have been to the bazaars in Bishkek and these pictures really don’t do it justice.

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