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Divisoria Market

Address: Claro M. Recto Avenue | Divisoria, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 2 523 8411
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
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General Trias, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You can buy almost anything here, just beware of the quality of your purchase. Recommend purchasing from indoor shops versus street stalls. Carry your valuables in front pockets if at all possible, very crowded with a lot of bumping at times.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My local friends strongly advised me not to go there for safety reasons. I went with company and I did not have any problems. People go there to buy things cheap. From household items to meats, fish and vegetables. One sees exotic fruit and dry fish, beyond the usual open market stuff that most non locals are familiar with. The... More 

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Safford, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow! All I wanted to do was get out it was so crowded in the 168 mall. The bargains are fantastic, but the shops are squeezed in tight and the isles narrow. Watch your wallet and any valuables every minute. Make sure you leave before dark as it gets a little scary on the streets there once the sun goes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

When it comes to give aways, the number one place to go that comes to our mind is Tabora St. In divisoria. In the said street, you will be able to find different types of bottles depending on tour needs, baking and cooking utensils and of course pre-made give aways. However due to checking for a cheaper price, i tend... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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252 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Divisoria is the chaotic market area for the masses of Manila. Great bargains, especially if you buy in bulk and are good in bargaining. But, as it's crowded and confusing, it's a perfect working area for pickpockets and bag snatchers. Also not easy to get to as traffic is heavy and constantly jammed there. Only go if you're looking for... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not exactly next door, it took us about 1 hour to get there by public transport. It must be one of manila's favorite haunts for pickpockets and snatch thieves, but we fortunately encountered no problems. I would however not walk with my iphone or wallet in my hand or take out my iphone/smartphone or camera for snapshots too often. Other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a strange market with almost everything that can be produced in China. Very cheap prices but when I told locals that as a tourist I went there they shuddered. It is very difficult to catch a cab to get out of the place as it can be a no go area for taxis as they will switch of... More 

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NYC
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Its a massive flea market where you can buy anything in bulk. Don't expect designer stuff unless you are aimining imitations. Worth a trip if you have half a day to spare. But there are so many interesting things to do in Manila- this will be last on my list.

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Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

For tourists, Divisoria market can be a nightmare because it's crowded, stinky, and unsafe. But it can be a dream come true for shopaholics who love cheap finds, mostly products from China. So if u want to manage the stress of shopping here, skip shopping at stores near the streets, or street stalls. Don't bother to squeeze yourself along Juan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

been here few times , and I am a liitle bit dismayed to my last visit .. knowing the idea na maraming nakakapasok na magnanakaw, dahil may nanakawan that time at talagang nagkagulo ang mga tao.. i think they should add more security here lalo na't maraming taong pumupunta dito kahit weekdays..

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