Bangkok, Thailand --- Produce and prepared food sellers at Bangkok Floating Market --- Image by © Hugh Sitton/Corbis View on Corbis
Delhi, India --- Bangles On Sale In A Market, Close Up --- Image by © Axiom Photographic/*/Design Pics/Corbis View on Corbis
17 Apr 2012, Barcelona, Spain --- Boqueria Market --- Image by © Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis View on Corbis
19 Jan 2013, Venice, Italy --- Floating boat shop selling fruits and vegetables in Venice, Italy. --- Image by © Mike Theiss/National Geographic Society/Corbis View on Corbis
20 Dec 2012, Seattle, Washington State, USA --- USA, WA, Seattle, Pike Place Market at Christmas --- Image by © Rob Tilley/Corbis View on Corbis
Marrakech, Morocco --- Diners eating shish kebabs at a market stall in Place Jema al Fna in Marrakech. --- Image by © Sergio Pitamitz/CORBIS View on Corbis
ca. 1980-1997, Istanbul, Turkey --- Aerial View of Grand Bazaar --- Image by © Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Corbis View on Corbis
Travel photography from World’s top markets
When traveling the city, a visit to the market is a must if you want to take in local flavor. Cities of all sizes around the world have relied on their local markets for centuries. These markets supply citizens with daily produce, handmade crafts, and an endless supply of goods that keep restaurants and local businesses functioning.
The Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Attracting up to 400,000 daily visitors, the Grand Bazaar is one of the world’s largest and oldest covered markets. It’s packed with all imaginable items but is best known for its jewellery, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices, and antique shops.
A travelers paradise, Marrakech has it all. The markets are packed with shops featuring the country’s renowned crafts, along with limitless dining options at the various restaurants. There is no central market, however travelers will find interconnected narrow streets with each having their speciality from spices and flatbreads, to Moroccan hand crafts.
Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo
The largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, the Tsukiji Fish Market is located in central Tokyo. There are approximately 900 licensed wholesale dealers that are said to move 3,000 tons of fresh fish daily. Make sure you arrive early because most of the market closes in the early afternoon.
Rialto Market, Venice
Arrive just after sunrise to see the Venice market gearing up for the morning. Established in 1097, the markets of Venice are the foundation to the amazing restaurants and cuisine the city offers.
Floating Markets, Bangkok
Bankok’s floating markets present a unique experience for any traveler. Take in the local farm fresh produce while floating by. There are even vendors preparing fully cooked meals on their small boats.
La Boqueria Market, Barcelona
Get a taste of the Mediterranean at the La Boqueria in Barcelona. Officially established in 1794 this market began as a few tables for butchers to sell meat as early as 1217. La Boqueria is now one of the largest markets in Europe and offers food from around the world.
Delhi Markets, Delhi
Known as the shopping hub of India, the markets of Delhi present travelers the opportunity to purchase just about anything one can imagine. Shopping isn’t the only attraction—this area is packed with good restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs.
Pike Place Market, Seattle
With 10 million annual visitors, Seattle’s Pike Place Market is one of the city’s most popular tourists attraction. Pike Place first opened in 1907, making it one of the oldest farmers markets in the United States.