Iraq: Baghdad – Old Town Souqs

The covered old souq in the Rusafa district is truly spectacular and similar to grand bazaars in Iran, Kurdistan, Turkey and so on. Long passageway interconnected by domes and sellers of arts and crafts lining them. This bazaar is mostly artistic – leather crafts, painting, books, souvenirs, and more leather goods (produced right in front of your eyes here). Outside the markets continue in all directions, as the entire old town is just a never ending trading place. Antique shops are particularly amazing with trinkets probably dating hundreds of years!