The first time I came here the old centre was crowded with craftsmen. Now much of it is more like a large market place. Many of the goods will be imported from countries with even cheaper labour, and the hand-labourers have largely moved to the edge of town, where the rents are lower.
In the centre was a very small mosque, that was curious: closed off with a wall, and up the stairs. I went inside, but it was just a one-dome room, nothing special.