The history of the Alay Bazaar goes back to those distant times, when the Great Silk Road passed through the Central Asia. Its name comes from the name of the Alay mountains. In the XII-XIX centuries, the surroundings of these mountains were a convenient and prestigious trade place. Kazakhs, Tajiks, Uzbeks and Kyrgyzs traded here fruits, vegetables and spices, pottery and silk products. Over the years some settlements began to form around the bazaar.
In the 50s of the last century there were constructions of stands built by white brick at the bazaar. Moreover, 125 new shops were added after the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
On April 15, 2003, the bazaar became a joint stock company. Currently, there are about 2,000 shops on its territory. Here you can find an abundance of fruit and vegetables, pickles and spices, wide range of meat, fresh fish, milk and dairy products and a large variety of flowers.