Hampi Bazaar at Hampi in Bellari district
It is the Hampi bazaar. It is situated near the main entrance to the Virupaksha temple. The bazaar is of rows of square-shaped buildings, in an area of about 750 meter length and 10 meter width. The buildings are seen to be single level and or two levels, in the form of an arcade. Archeologists suggest that the bazaar could be great business centers, selling anything from toys to royal silks, especially of 16th century. The arcades are open structures with no doors and it shows the level of honesty and higher sense of ethics that existed there.
Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the seat of the Hindu Kingdom Vijayanagara. It is situated on the southern bank of Tungabhadra River at Hospet village in Bellari district, Karnataka state, India.