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Empress Market, Karachi

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Indulge your senses with huge bowls of exotic nuts, hanging dried fruits, and the strong scent of spices and tea in the air at Empress Market. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria-- the Empress of India in late 19th century-- the market attracts locals and foreigners alike for its vibrant ambiance and cheap prices. Find fresh vegetables, meat, textiles, household items, various knick knacks and trinkets, as well as domestic and exotic animals. Be aware that haggling is expected. With our world travel planner, Karachi attractions like Empress Market can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Overview Salt n Salt 360 is the largest network of food and industrial grade salt manufacturers, suppliers, and exporters serving national and international clients from Pakistan. Founded in 2007...  more »
  • Old heritage building that is now clearly visible courtesy Supreme court orders to remove encroachments.  more »
  • Saddar Empress market is a historical place. It was the busiest intersection in Karachi. Totally congested it was a nightmare to visit this area. There were encroachments every where and even walking was difficult. Shopkeepers were selling all sorts of cheap stuff on the pavements. The place has been cleared now and the old historical building is being restored to it's original shape.
  • Its very old market of British era. Its to much crowded place. Government have taken action against encroachment over there and now planning to make disciplined and organised market. Also they are planning to run tram services but its a future plan. Parking facility not present.

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