The lanes surrounding the Idkah Mosque are ideal for browsing for gifts. Just north of the mosque is a line of carpet shops with nice antique rugs from Khotan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. Prices start around ¥1,000. Another great place for browsing is the Central Asia International Grand Bazaar . Wares include embroidered fabrics, dried fruit, knives, spices, hats, musical instruments, and wooden handicrafts.
There are plenty of small supermarkets around town; the Tiantianle Chaoshi beneath Fubar on Seman Lu is convenient but for more choice try the huge Yi Jia Hui Hao Supermarket on Renmin Xi Lu; look for the red and white sign in English in the pedestrianized area on the south side of the road 10 minutes walk west of the Jiefang Lu intersection.
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