Turkey’s historical Kemeralti Bazaar and its surrounding area has been added to the temporary UNESCO World Heritage List.
The vibrant bazaar in the Aegean city of Izmir dates back to the 17th century. For tourists, it is a smaller version of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.
“This is the start of a new era. We have three years to enter the permanent list of UNESCO,” said Ugur Yuce, a member of the body responsible for the upkeep of the area.
Kemeralti bazaar is one of the liveliest parts of İzmir. The bazaar covering a vast area extending to the seashore along the Konak Square. busy streets like Fevzipaşa Boulevard, Eşrefpaşa Street are located surrounding the bazaar