Zangar -TsuM-Address: 85 Zhibek Zholy, cornner of Abilai Khan Street, Almaty
Phone: + 7 (272) 273 2951
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm
A very popular local chain of departmental stores, containing all kinds of apparel and accessories, but specializing in local garments, handicrafts, and souvenirs.
This is an ideal shopping mall for the tourist who wants to wind up shopping in a hurry, as, although pretty expensive, it contains everything under one roof, organized into levels in an orderly manner. The shops are categorized into floors according to what they sell, and the shop counters are all identical. The name of the outlet is written up front, and just a casual glance at the counter is sufficient to ascertain what essentially the shop is all about.
As a general guide, the first floor sells cosmetics and beauty products up front, and electronic and telecommunications items at the back. The second floor houses clothes, fashion accessories, and hosiery. The third floor contains outlets that offer bed sheets, home décor, cutlery and utensils, and local crafts and souvenirs.
All shops deal in Kazakh Tenge only. Make sure you have sufficient cash when you visit. Currency exchange counters exist on each floor, but they shut down around 8 pm, one hour earlier than the mall closes.