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Qissa Khawani Bazaar is one of Peshawar’s oldest commercial hubs
Steeped in history, Qissa Khawani Bazaar is one of Peshawar’s oldest commercial hubs. Its name means ‘Storytellers’ Market’ in Persian, because it is believed that decades ago the Bazaar’s site served as a meeting point for traders from far and wide, who would congregate at dusk to sip cups of steaming kahwa while listening to stories of adventure and romance narrated by the owners of the many tea shops that were present there.
– Copper Handicrafts
From legends past to present variety… While the aroma of tea continues to waft throughout the narrow alleyways that characterise the Bazaar, you will now also find a wide variety of items, such as oil lamps and samovars (tea pots), copper handicrafts, Karakulli (‘Jinnah’) caps, waistcoats and fabric, as well as electronic appliances, plastic ware and mobile phones. Don’t forget to buy a pair of Peshawari chappals, recently made world famous by Paul Smith. And if you are a Bollywood enthusiast, make sure to visit the house where Raj Kapoor was born. Continue reading