A carpet shop beside the Vakil Mosque, from this mosque, the famous Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz starts

A carpet shop beside the Vakil Mosque, from this mosque, the famous Vakil Bazaar of Shiraz starts

A cloth shop beside the Vakil Bazaar - this shop is somewhat modern looking as compared to other shops inside the bazaar

A cloth shop beside the Vakil Bazaar - this shop is somewhat modern looking as compared to other shops inside the bazaar

These handheld carts are used to transport the stuff between the shops and the warehouses

These handheld carts are used to transport the stuff between the shops and the warehouses

Vakil Bazaar is locally known as Bazaar-e Vakil - the history of this bazaar goes back to the 11th century

Vakil Bazaar is locally known as Bazaar-e Vakil - the history of this bazaar goes back to the 11th century

A sign for Ordou Bazaar (Urdu Bazaar) which then joins the Mesgarha Bazaar which finally meets the Vakil Bazaar at the Saraye Moshir

A sign for Ordou Bazaar (Urdu Bazaar) which then joins the Mesgarha Bazaar which finally meets the Vakil Bazaar at the Saraye Moshir

A meat shop at the Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street (close to the Ordou Bazaar)

A meat shop at the Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street (close to the Ordou Bazaar)

Karim Khan Zand redeveloped this bazaar and hence name was given as Vakil to this old bazaar

Karim Khan Zand redeveloped this bazaar and hence name was given as Vakil to this old bazaar

A fruit and vegetable seller has his open air display in front of the shop

A fruit and vegetable seller has his open air display in front of the shop

The produce looks amazingly fresh

The produce looks amazingly fresh

The Vakil Bazaar has five entrances with two rows of shops

The Vakil Bazaar has five entrances with two rows of shops

The north-south part of bazaar begins from Isfahan Door and continues to southern alley of Saraye Moshir

The north-south part of bazaar begins from Isfahan Door and continues to southern alley of Saraye Moshir

Entrance of the Saraye Moshir, there is a bazaar with the smae name and a caravanserai is built around a rectangular courtyard

Entrance of the Saraye Moshir, there is a bazaar with the smae name and a caravanserai is built around a rectangular courtyard

Saraye Moshir Caravanserai is typical in it's layout and design, like any other caravanserai in Iran

Saraye Moshir Caravanserai is typical in it's layout and design, like any other caravanserai in Iran

It has shops built around a central courtyard and also on the upper level

It has shops built around a central courtyard and also on the upper level

Decorative details of the Saraye Moshir

Decorative details of the Saraye Moshir

These stairs lead to the upper section of the caravanserai

These stairs lead to the upper section of the caravanserai

This is the best place for buying handicraft or see the local craftsmen how they make these handicrafts

This is the best place for buying handicraft or see the local craftsmen how they make these handicrafts

In 1969, Saraye Moshir was renovated and tile work was re-laid

In 1969, Saraye Moshir was renovated and tile work was re-laid

I was surprised to see the quantity and quality of the antiques on display at the Saraye Moshir

I was surprised to see the quantity and quality of the antiques on display at the Saraye Moshir

Open area in the middle of this caravanserai is a treat (with less people) to watch

Open area in the middle of this caravanserai is a treat (with less people) to watch

Probably, in the past, this caravanserai was used as a sleeping quarters for the traders and also shops at the bottom were used to sell or store their wares

Probably, in the past, this caravanserai was used as a sleeping quarters for the traders and also shops at the bottom were used to sell or store their wares

Orange trees laiden with the fruit in the courtyard of the Saraye Moshir

Orange trees laiden with the fruit in the courtyard of the Saraye Moshir

This guy with the gun is one of the most celebrated figure at the Saraye Moshir - the girl in the black dress when saw my camera pointed at her, she shied away (ah, eastern beauties)

This guy with the gun is one of the most celebrated figure at the Saraye Moshir - the girl in the black dress when saw my camera pointed at her, she shied away (ah, eastern beauties)

A typical shop full with the local wares at the Saraye Moshir

A typical shop full with the local wares at the Saraye Moshir

The Vakil Bazaar is attached with the Sarai Moshir

The Vakil Bazaar is attached with the Sarai Moshir

This is the southern part of the Vakil Bazaar, locally it is known as Bazaar-e Vakil Junoobi

This is the southern part of the Vakil Bazaar, locally it is known as Bazaar-e Vakil Junoobi

It is said the 41 pairs of shops are built in this section of the bazaar

It is said the 41 pairs of shops are built in this section of the bazaar

Vakil Bazaar has plenty of Persian rugs and this bazaar is divided into few smaller categories

Vakil Bazaar has plenty of Persian rugs and this bazaar is divided into few smaller categories

This part of the bazaar mainly sells carpets, rugs and sweets

This part of the bazaar mainly sells carpets, rugs and sweets

Paintings depicting few historical figures and how cities had looked  in the past

Paintings depicting few historical figures and how cities had looked in the past

Nicely arranged spices and dry fuit on sale inside a shop

Nicely arranged spices and dry fuit on sale inside a shop

This is the start of the southern section of the Vakil Bazaar - I was coming from the Saraye Moshir, that means I walked from North to South in the bazaar

This is the start of the southern section of the Vakil Bazaar - I was coming from the Saraye Moshir, that means I walked from North to South in the bazaar

The lady on the right didn't seem to be too impressed that I was taking the photo of the bazaar

The lady on the right didn't seem to be too impressed that I was taking the photo of the bazaar

A shop selling varities of the Iranian sweets - I had tried some of these sweets while in Iran, and they were heavenly good

A shop selling varities of the Iranian sweets - I had tried some of these sweets while in Iran, and they were heavenly good

Another sweet shop, if I can remember I bought some of the stuff from this guy

Another sweet shop, if I can remember I bought some of the stuff from this guy

A bakery showing it's products inside a glass unit

A bakery showing it's products inside a glass unit

It was closing time for some shops and traders were putting their stuff on carts and wheeling them away

It was closing time for some shops and traders were putting their stuff on carts and wheeling them away

But there were few shops where customers were still trying to find last minute bargains

But there were few shops where customers were still trying to find last minute bargains

It appeared that Vakil Bazaar was slowly starting to clear from its' customer

It appeared that Vakil Bazaar was slowly starting to clear from its' customer

This photo was taken on the Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street, it shows the local and a shop keeper busy in their daily routines

This photo was taken on the Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street, it shows the local and a shop keeper busy in their daily routines

While walking back to the hotel, I saw a road side stall (close to the bazaar)

While walking back to the hotel, I saw a road side stall (close to the bazaar)

This boy was calling for customers at the top of his voice, I couldn't resist to take his photo for his great effort

This boy was calling for customers at the top of his voice, I couldn't resist to take his photo for his great effort