Afghanistan offers visitor a rich selection of handicrafts. Luxurious Afghan carpets, karakul coats, fur overcoats, embroidered material, caps and hand woven silk fabrics are very famous. Antiques are some of the items that tempt the travelers. Afghanistan’s fruits and nuts are second in flavor. And Gemstones are also in a list there.
Shopping is extremely fun and rewarding. Especially for collectors of the ethnic weaves. As Afghanistan is famous for its locally made carpets and rugs. So The designs and patterns often copied around the world. Because carpet weaving is one of the standing tradition in the country.And it is mostly done by Baluchi and Turkoman tribes.
Baluchi rugs are small carpets. They are often four by seven feet in size. Rugs are traditionally small. Travelers love them because they can easily be carried. And a Prayer rug is a very common example of Baluchi rug.
They come in a wide variety of sizes.And they can be compared to top of the line Persian carpets. Because they are finely woven. Hatchli is a popular design, a simple cross shape on a vast surface.So if you want to save money you should buy from local markets and bazaars instead of malls.
1-Kabul city centre-
Kabul City Center is Afghanistan’s first modern-style shopping mall. It was opened in 2005. It is approximately nine stories tall. And is located in downtown Kabul. Near Shahr-e Naw neighborhood. The mall is equipped with escalators and elevators.
For security reasons,mall’s glass windows are explosive resistant. Visitors are screened with metal detectors before they are allowed to enter.
The top six floors of the mall is a part of the Safi Landmark Hotel. And it is owned by a Dubai based hotel and resort company.
PARK MALL is the Kabul’s most visited place. And one of the largest shopping destination. It has over 280 retail outlets. And has over 1000 parking spaces, supermarkets, restaurants, play ground, gymnasium and beverage outlets. Also It is one of Kabul’s strategic places.
This center is one of the best and modern shopping mall. And in Kabul with luxury goods imported from all over the world
Kabul’s famous Chicken Street-
Chicken Street has the country’s best concentration of antiques. But they are legally are not for sale. Shop owners get this by calling the “reproductions. So they may be literally true. But If you can’t tell the difference then don’t pay a premium price.