A side view of the Tehran Bazaar - also known as the Grand Bazaar (locally it is known as Bazaar-e Bozorg)

A side view of the Tehran Bazaar - also known as the Grand Bazaar (locally it is known as Bazaar-e Bozorg)

The Grand Bazaar is located in the southern parts of Tehran, it is divided into different parts and sections and it's corridors cover over 10 km in length

The Grand Bazaar is located in the southern parts of Tehran, it is divided into different parts and sections and it's corridors cover over 10 km in length

A girl sitting in front of one of the entrances to the Grand Bazaar

A girl sitting in front of one of the entrances to the Grand Bazaar

The oldest remaining buildings, walls and passages in the bazaar today are more than 400 years old

The oldest remaining buildings, walls and passages in the bazaar today are more than 400 years old

A shopkeeper selling dried fruit in the Tehran Bazaar

A shopkeeper selling dried fruit in the Tehran Bazaar

This bazaar is divided into different sections depending on the types of goods being sold

This bazaar is divided into different sections depending on the types of goods being sold

Though, this bazaar started to change in the 20th century but old parts of the bazaar still maintain the original look

Though, this bazaar started to change in the 20th century but old parts of the bazaar still maintain the original look

This guy didn't seemed to be too impressed while I was taking his photo

This guy didn't seemed to be too impressed while I was taking his photo

There was a long queue on one side of the bazaar, I thought there must be a sale in one of the shops but it wasn't the case

There was a long queue on one side of the bazaar, I thought there must be a sale in one of the shops but it wasn't the case

People were queuing up to eat in this restaurant

People were queuing up to eat in this restaurant

In order  to beautify the bazaar through the use of plaster moulding and decorative brickwork were undertaken late in the 20th century

In order to beautify the bazaar through the use of plaster moulding and decorative brickwork were undertaken late in the 20th century

This is a popular hotspots for the locals to do their shopping on daily basis

This is a popular hotspots for the locals to do their shopping on daily basis

Goods being solds from carts and shoppers were flocking to it

Goods being solds from carts and shoppers were flocking to it

I was impressed by the judgement of this young seller (small boy on the floor)

I was impressed by the judgement of this young seller (small boy on the floor)

A guy selling packed Irish Cream - I looked at the package and it was made in Dublin (my hometown)

A guy selling packed Irish Cream - I looked at the package and it was made in Dublin (my hometown)

In the night, sections of the bazaar are locked and guards are placed to mind the area

In the night, sections of the bazaar are locked and guards are placed to mind the area

This bazaar closes for couple of hours in the afternoon and then it reopens in the Evening

This bazaar closes for couple of hours in the afternoon and then it reopens in the Evening

Tehranís Grand bazaar is a busy place with the shoppers, sellers and bargainers

Tehranís Grand bazaar is a busy place with the shoppers, sellers and bargainers

The structure of the bazaar represents a glimspe into the Persian architectural style

The structure of the bazaar represents a glimspe into the Persian architectural style

There are many newer markets in Tehran but locals still come to this bazaar in large numbers

There are many newer markets in Tehran but locals still come to this bazaar in large numbers

Some of the trade has moved to the northern parts of Tehran but this bazaar still holds an edge due to its history and prestige

Some of the trade has moved to the northern parts of Tehran but this bazaar still holds an edge due to its history and prestige

This is the main entrance of the Imam Khomeini Mosque in the Grand Bazaar

This is the main entrance of the Imam Khomeini Mosque in the Grand Bazaar

The mosque was closed at the time of my visit (probably, it only opens during the prayer time)

The mosque was closed at the time of my visit (probably, it only opens during the prayer time)

Street parking beside the Tehran Bazaar

Street parking beside the Tehran Bazaar

The Grand bazaar is still an important place of commerce for Tehranis, Iranians and travelling merchants

The Grand bazaar is still an important place of commerce for Tehranis, Iranians and travelling merchants

The one thing which I saw in abundance was the dry fruit in the shops

The one thing which I saw in abundance was the dry fruit in the shops

Fire places being sold from one of the shops

Fire places being sold from one of the shops