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Address: Peshawar, Pakistan

This is one of Peshawar's best known market areas.

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Qissa Khawani Bazaar, Peshawar

Qissa Khawani Bazaar is a place which travelers must visit, because of it's historical background, Qissa Khawani means the Bazaar of Story Tellers, in the older times there use to... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Lahore, Pakistan
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Peshawar, Pakistan
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It was famous for qahwa along with storey mentors in old times. People used to sit here to enjoy the tea and intersting stories till late nights. ..it's bazaar or market has historic value in peshawar city. .however university road market diluted it's value in shopping still you can see enough rush in its bazaar because nearby important places are... More 

Thank Naveed A
Lahore, Pakistan
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Qissa Khawani Bazaar is a place which travelers must visit, because of it's historical background, Qissa Khawani means the Bazaar of Story Tellers, in the older times there use to be professional story tellers, caravan arriving from different central Asian states staying in the inns, enjoying cup of green tea while listening to the stories of the story tellers. I... More 

Thank shaikhmansoor2002
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

It's real heart of peshawar You can enjoy great food here Especially try falooda and tea here Also good for spices

2 Thank Kifayat U
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Qissa khawani is the place where Karwans from central Asia and India used to stay as they travelled for business purposes. This is the oldest and famous Bazar of Peshawar.it is just inside old Kabuli gate. The story tellers used to tell stories to their guests after dinner in numerous SARAIS of Qissa Khawani. But those days are gone. Still... More 

Thank Israr A
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Bazaar is located in old Peshawar and within walking distance of Bala Hisar Fort, Qasim Khan Mosque, Chritali Bazaar, Chowk Yadgar (Square of Rememberence), Mahabat Khan`s Mosque,Khyber Bazaar and Cunningham Clock Tower. Street food is available from early morning till late night. Peshawar is famous for its green tea ( Kehawa) and is available to drink or buy in... More 

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

the bazar of story tellers never sleeps and always a center of tradition, culture and social gathering Still the poeple gossip around with friends sitting on closed shop tharas till late night The only place in kpk where u can enjoy a variety of all types of dishes till late night Who has not been to Qissakhwani is not been... More 

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Makkah Al-Mukaramma
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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

A place where in earlier time , the people would come and discuss their experiences with green tea or qahwa. Now a little of those places are there but it's a huge centre of business. People from all walks of life visit it. Must see place to see the real pushtoons

Thank TanvirAhmad
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

It may not be very special place for outsiders but it had a long history. Peshawar is sort of Gateway to Afghanistan, Russia ,China etc. its more like heart of the Peshawar City. in old times people from different area(regions and countries) would get together in this area and would share the stories. Was kind of place where trading caravan... More 

Thank Arshad A
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Loved the shopping in this amazing Bazaar. Beautiful fabrics, copper and brass, carved wooden items. Exciting little alleys to explore. Fantastic jewellery.

3 Thank kfowl
Swabi, Pakistan
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Qissa Khwani Bazaar is one of the oldest place in Peshawar city. It is now one of the busiest places in Peshawar. The Bazaar contains all kinds and varieties of shops, mostly having pukhtun and Peshawari cultural items. The Bazaar is famous for its Qahwa (green tea).

6 Thank Arif K

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