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Markt/Basar in Houmt Souk

Address: Houmt Souk, Djerba Island, Tunisia
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Ranked #6 of 7 Attractions in Houmt Souk
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Saint John
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Houmt Souk-and Djerba Island -would be nice if not for amounts of garbage everywhere. Nice town and pleasant market area but the Island and town HAVE to clean up all the piles of garbage-trash -its everywhere and attracts thousands of stray cats-if they want tourism to improve they must keep up appearances!!!!!

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a place of old and new (to them). It's a enjoyable day to visit here on market days if you like to haggle for things they have some very good fake items. I like to just walk around looking and listening taking it all in their ways their style listening to them speaking a number of languages having... More 

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Bury, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Bizarre as it may seem this was the parting memory on a Thursday afternoon visit to the flea market at Houmt Souk. Arrived via a very cheap cab journey from hotel zone. Two parts to the market. A flea market that sold piles of used clothes as well as everything else you could think of and an established bazaar. Pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great secondhand clothing market In houmt souk Only on monday and thursday From 6 in the morning untill 12 midday It was a good experience in the mist off all the commercial voilence To find a secondhand market. I found great 50's vintage clothing.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Beyond the few seconds of picturesque cute, a huge market like one finds the world over, and not only in developing countries, lots of junk, cheap clothes and other equally dispirinting wares, and endless solicitations from the vendors. Was happy to see it, and even happier to leave.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Good market. Look for the Fondouk of Pottery for good deals. Prices are far better than the souk in Tunis. Fixed price stores generally offer good and similar process, but shop around before buying.

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

i loved there was a good verity of stalls to bartar in :) excellent jewllers there. Disliked didnt have as much time as would of liked due to being apart of a trip.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Medina and surrounding area of Houmt Souk is well worth a visit to see some culture, visit cafes and explore shops. It is around 15/20mins by taxi (depending on traffic) from the main tourist zones. The markets can be very busy around the evenings and weekends. Few tourists visit the center of Houmt Souk, and therefore a 'no thanks'... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We visited the market in Houmt Souk. There were very few tourists around, so we stood out quite a bit. As a result we got a lot of attention from traders. This resulted in a lot of hassle, and constant asking for us to look at their stores. While in souks in Sousse and Tunis a simple "no, thanks" was... More 

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Djerba Island, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The Houmt Souk open market or as it is called Souq Libya happens on a late Wednesdays t% Thursday mornings. The buzz is grear when locals come out to get fresh produce, a bargain here and there or a used item. We felt safe going through the market and enjoyed stopping to talk with some of the vendors. We don't... More 

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