Literal meaning of 'chahar suq' is a market place arranged around a square enclosure with a single gateway on each of its four sides. This enclosure was in fact the focal point of the grand market place, which was extended on all sides, with regular shop on either side.
There are still some traces of partition wall inside this square
enclosure, which suggest that shops were also provided inside the open
court. This was the place where wares from foreign were brought for
This enclosure is 35 square meters in area having partially survived
enclosure wall pierced with four gateways in cardinal directions. There
are four gateways having flat roof on either sides.
Know about the Chahar Suq at Fatehpur Sikri India.