Locals passing beside the arches of the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, in the background dome of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan can be seen

Locals passing beside the arches of the Grand Bazaar of Isfahan, in the background dome of the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan can be seen

A stall like shop beside the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan in the Grand Bazaar

A stall like shop beside the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan in the Grand Bazaar

This shop is selling traditional Iranian black chador - this piece of cloth is worn by women when they go outside of their houses

This shop is selling traditional Iranian black chador - this piece of cloth is worn by women when they go outside of their houses

Different flavors of popcorn on sale along with the dry fruit

Different flavors of popcorn on sale along with the dry fruit

A seller is looking after a customer in his toy shop - this part of the Grand Bazaar was one of the earliest built in Isfahan

A seller is looking after a customer in his toy shop - this part of the Grand Bazaar was one of the earliest built in Isfahan

This door of Grand Bazaar is beside the Shah Mosque in Naqsh-e Jahan Square

This door of Grand Bazaar is beside the Shah Mosque in Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Originally, Grand Bazaar was built on the southwest wing of Jameh Mosque and Kohneh Square but later it was expanded to this square

Originally, Grand Bazaar was built on the southwest wing of Jameh Mosque and Kohneh Square but later it was expanded to this square

This bazaar is also known as Keisaria Bazaar - it is due to to the Keisaria Gate on the northern side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square

This bazaar is also known as Keisaria Bazaar - it is due to to the Keisaria Gate on the northern side of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square

Colourful plates on sale inside a shop

Colourful plates on sale inside a shop

These shops are located on the eastern side of the Grand Bazaar

These shops are located on the eastern side of the Grand Bazaar

If one is interested in hand made crafts, this is the best place to visit in Isfahan

If one is interested in hand made crafts, this is the best place to visit in Isfahan

This section of the Grand Bazaar was built at the start of the 16th century

This section of the Grand Bazaar was built at the start of the 16th century

This bazaar has almost 5 kilometers of shopping streets with many arches and corridors

This bazaar has almost 5 kilometers of shopping streets with many arches and corridors

In the past, this bazaar was the centre of the city and it was also a meeting point for the locals

In the past, this bazaar was the centre of the city and it was also a meeting point for the locals

There are many other bazaars in Irans but Isfahan bazaar is one of the largest - the old bazaar dates back to the 11th century during the Seleucid era

There are many other bazaars in Irans but Isfahan bazaar is one of the largest - the old bazaar dates back to the 11th century during the Seleucid era

I had visited the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in the past and that bazaar was chaotic but this bazaar in Isfahan offers a peaceful space to see the shops and the displays inside

I had visited the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in the past and that bazaar was chaotic but this bazaar in Isfahan offers a peaceful space to see the shops and the displays inside

Though, I am not a shopper but I couldn't resist the beauty of these plates

Though, I am not a shopper but I couldn't resist the beauty of these plates

These appears to be the Iranian tiles with the colourful fish designed on them

These appears to be the Iranian tiles with the colourful fish designed on them

There are different parts of the bazaar which are divided to into smaller sections on the basis what they sell

There are different parts of the bazaar which are divided to into smaller sections on the basis what they sell

Decorative pieces (also practical) almost looks like that they were made of gold

Decorative pieces (also practical) almost looks like that they were made of gold

Colourful glass and eye catching designs are used in making of these products

Colourful glass and eye catching designs are used in making of these products

This is the entrance door of the Grand Bazaar beside the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

This is the entrance door of the Grand Bazaar beside the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Western side of the bazaar passes beside the entrance of the Ali Qapau Palace

Western side of the bazaar passes beside the entrance of the Ali Qapau Palace

A sign in the bazaar explains the types of objects on sale in this section of the Grand Bazaar

A sign in the bazaar explains the types of objects on sale in this section of the Grand Bazaar

Colourful clothes embroidered in the traditional Iranian designs on sale inside a shop

Colourful clothes embroidered in the traditional Iranian designs on sale inside a shop

This is the Keisaria Gate of the Grand Bazaar and it is located to the northern side of the square

This is the Keisaria Gate of the Grand Bazaar and it is located to the northern side of the square

Colourful paintings are created on the Keisaria Gate

Colourful paintings are created on the Keisaria Gate

This large painting show a polo match being played - the Naqsh-e Jahan Square was used to host these matches

This large painting show a polo match being played - the Naqsh-e Jahan Square was used to host these matches

Entrance of the Grand Bazaar on the northern side - sometimes this door is referred as the main entrance of the bazaar

Entrance of the Grand Bazaar on the northern side - sometimes this door is referred as the main entrance of the bazaar

All around the square are the shops which are full of magnificent Persian handicrafts

All around the square are the shops which are full of magnificent Persian handicrafts

A beautiful ceiling of the Keisaria Bazaar

A beautiful ceiling of the Keisaria Bazaar

This bazaar with 2 km length is the main connection between the old city and the new one

This bazaar with 2 km length is the main connection between the old city and the new one

The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a covered market and shop keepers display their products in front of the shops as well

The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan is a covered market and shop keepers display their products in front of the shops as well

Arches of the bazaar seen from inside - on the other side, this covered bazaar goes further and spans around the square

Arches of the bazaar seen from inside - on the other side, this covered bazaar goes further and spans around the square