Arbat Shopping Street
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK2,251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Arbat Street is mainly pedestrianised, aside from the odd bicycle or motorised scooter.
Irrespective of the time of day, it has a wonderful vibe and frequented by all different age groups.
During the day there were some nice craft stalls and ice cream stalls, and cafes and restaurants spilling onto the pavements. There are also nice sculptures which are great for photographs.
On an evening the area is lit up. There are many buskers who are singing or playing instruments, all of which are lovely to listen to. The restaurants are also nicely lit up and many people were still dining outside while I was there.
This is a must see on your visit to Almaty. It doesn’t take long to walk around this area and it is very central for many other attractions
Written 6 November 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This street is for pedestrians only. It’s about 1 km where you can walk, run, sit or find any nearby shops, restaurant, cafe or do whatever you want. Many people like to visit this place. You can listen to a music from the shops or some locals.
Written 24 October 2023
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Lance Kerwin
Tromso, Norway604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
In order to reach Almaty's Arbat, you may walk from the Green Bazaar along Zhibek Zholy street westwards passing also through the Silk Way Shopping Centre after some 500m. Before the October Revolution, this street was called Trading and it was the first street in the city to be cobbled in 1883. Later, it was named after M. Gorky (a writer). Nowadays it has become a vehicle-free area and its official name, Zhibek Zholy, which means Silk Way, often gives way to the local's preference to call this area Arbat. It is a place for artists to display their work. Coffee houses and shopping centres offering souvenirs are also available.
Written 7 May 2019
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GKK
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
There were a couple stores that sold local crafts along this street. I dont remember the names but one was more of a small mall & all the craft stores we on the top floor, it was about midway along the street. Also at a far end was a side street that had many craft booths. Interesting ceramics ect. Not very expensive. Open air booths.
Written 21 February 2019
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is the typical pedestrian street full of shops in the city center. It is nice to take a walk. Unfortunately, Almaty needs more street for pedestrians as it’s already full of cars.
Written 11 December 2018
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,767 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
This street is not very interesting for a tourist, but it could be something to do in the evening. There are also some supermarkets.
Written 7 August 2018
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rajatkant
Lucknow, India341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
if you do not visit this place, you have missed something.a unique pedestrian experience in the evening with an accordion playing artist and the works.local painters, street artefacts and cafes with great food and greater prices.a meal for four with beer would cost around Rs.4000.00
Written 27 July 2018
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sanjayav2019
Noida, India357 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
A wide clean walking pavement with nice shops & malls on each sude. Fountains in the central verge. Light snacks. Place to sit and relax and watch the world go by. Suitable for families and kids. Very safe.
Written 22 June 2018
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b0navue
Tokyo, Japan50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Also known as Arbat Market, this place is a wonderful place to visit. Similar to city squares in other countries, Arbat is actually a stretch of pedestrian street between Nazarbayeva and Ablai Khan, filled with artists, entertainers, shops, and supermarket. It also houses the TSUM shopping mall nearby. Panfilov street, which is perpendicular to Zhybek Zholy is also part of Arbat .

Recently the area was rebuilt and it now looks much nicer with colourful fountains (at night) and playground for the kids. It is a very popular area for the locals to relax and bring their children to play around; quite safe as no cars are allowed in. You can sit by one of the cafes or kebab & ice cream shops, and enjoy people walking by.
Written 7 June 2018
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