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Souk Jara

Rainbow Street, First Circle, Amman, Jordan
(+962) 6 46 11 014
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Ranked #2 of 11 shopping in Amman
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Simply put Souk Jara is worth a visit on Friday, the only day of the week when the Souk operates. There is a great selection of handicrafts through to bibles, books and antiques. There are very few refreshments available however so either come with your own water or drinks, or walk back further up the main road and experience one... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As for visitors from outside Amman, you will find whatever kind of souvenir to get to your loved ones or to your family members. I always found Souk Jara since childhood as one of the special spots of Rainbow St. nothing is more beautiful than walking into a nice street full of handmade crafts and arts, you can wander around... More

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Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This Open-air Souk is so special with its diverse stalls selling various crafts, it's one of the biggest crafts market i have ever seen. You will find there anything crosses your mind, whether it's made of glass, textiles, colorful paints , gemstones, papers, and even antiquities representing Palestinian and Jordanian heritage. You can get lots of items as gifts or... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Although I'd just arrived in Amman and was suffering from jet lag, the view from my hotel room tempted me down to the street. I saw the Souk Jara, an enormous flea market, which sells bits & bobs of everything, but specializes in second hand clothing - like an open-air Goodwill, which on Fridays sprawls over the vast area of... More

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Jerusalem
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I didn't expect too much from visiting one more bazaar, but as much as I can say – Wow! What a beautiful surprise Soul Jara was. The atmosphere was very calm, peaceful and welcoming, secular. I bought there a professional Moroccan tea kettle, half price in comparison to other shops, so I was very satisfied with fair price. Also there... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We found organic herb teas and organic zataar which were made by the local organization for Women and Childrens. Also please try watermelon juice there. It is delicious !!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Good to viste if you are around it's open only on Friday nice people good stuff to buy mostley hand made fast food nice music as well I love it

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leesburg, fl
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is a nice place to stroll and see some interesting things. Some booths are nicer than others. Some things seem very expensive.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

I love Jara and since I moved away i actually miss it. It usually runs summer time every Friday. Plenty of stalls , lots of creative stuff like accessories, paintings, wall decorations, hand made soap , candles, books about Jordan by local authors and i think there was even a honey stall once. I love it mostly because it brings... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

We visited Souk Jara twice as we were staying on Rainbow Street. Nice atmosphere, interesting products, smaller than I expected. I personally found it surprising that in amongst the clearly high quality local handicrafts were really naff plastic beads and other rubbish, probably made in China. It's a pity the organisers didn't manage to stick with the initial plan to... More

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