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Kejetia Market

Kumasi, Ghana
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Kumasi
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: The Kejetia Market is the largest open-air market in West Africa. It is located in the heart of Kumasi, seat of the Asante Empire and Garden City of... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Too clustered, the shops are too close to each other. Vehicles hoot at anytime which makes the market too noisy. Sellers advertising their products by shouting out the the product names making the market noisy.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

we have read that this is one of the biggest market in the whole western africa. it's so messy and crowded and busy but it's worth a visit if u wanna live a bit of african style. we also read that it's quite dangerous but we strolled aorund with our cameras and nobody has ever bothered us.

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Ibadan, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The market is a very dynamic place with a lot of activities, it is quite extensive and could be approached from the teaching hospital and cultural center. Souvenirs are quite affordable and you get to choose from a wide variety. the experience of a bustling city center is a climax for a conference trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is an essential life experience.A huge transport and market trading town centre market. Estimates vary but 100.000 stalls / market vendors are operating here in the middle of Ghanas dynamic Ashanti capital.Part huge Bus station with departures for every remote village in the country , part huge turmoil of buying and selling with every type of goods being loaded... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is an amazing place to buy food, souvenirs, material and so much more. Busy, congested and a real feel of a market in west Africa. There is lots to see and do. if you are purchasing something, don't be afraid to negotiate. If the stall keeper is asking for 50 Ghanian Cedis negotiate it for 20! The people are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Kumasi central market is very large. It spans over at least one square city block. The people in the market are very friendly. You can buy all kinds of things there. We went with a guide, Comfort, who you can book through Four Villages Inn in Kumasi. Having a guide made the visit to the market more fun, because... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Kejetia is worth a visit just to experience the largeness of it. However, it's also, and Kumasi in general is, a good place to buy Ghanaian wares at a reasonable price, if you know what that price is and can bargain people down to it. Particularly buy some African flavoured cloth and get a tailor to make you a shirt,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

At first, the market seems like huge maze but you soon get the hang of it! After trekking through the food, men clothes and lingerie stalls we finally found the cloth stalls! The choice was incredible! Most sellers will try and sell 2 yards for 20 cedis but you can usually bargain it down to half of that. We also... More

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Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Traditional market with great business innovation. No formal education but one can virtually see the level of talent in sales exhibited all over. A nice place to visit. However one has to be careful when visiting for the first time.

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Kumasi, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Almost entirely female, they are astute business people who by their numbers wield considerable political influence. Dealing mainly in agricultural produce, they have linkages with growers all over the country and sometimes even beyond our borders. Strong bonds are forged with growers sometimes to the extent of pre-financing the farms. They have the first refusal with their suppliers and it's... More

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