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Address: , Kumasi, Ghana
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Description: This is supposedly one of the largest markets on the continent.
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Should experience atleast once

Getting lost in the Kejetia open market is a must! The sheer size and number of people can be a bit overwhelming at first and once in it took almost 2 hours to find my way out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Getting lost in the Kejetia open market is a must! The sheer size and number of people can be a bit overwhelming at first and once in it took almost 2 hours to find my way out again! But there is nothing else like it; hundreds upon hundreds of cramped alleys and booths from everything to clothes, jewellery, paintings, spices,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are going along to the market for the first time then getting a guide is a wise idea. We went with a lady called Comfort (arranged through the Four Villages Inn). There is a huge amount to see in the market and you could spend hours getting lost in it. The fish/ meat area is not advised if... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Kejetia is a very big market with some modern parts with banks and big shops and another traditional part with tables and shelves etc... it is always crowded and very noisy. Traders keep on shouting and hurling instruments to attract customers. There is everything you need buy in a market and even more.... The market is always extended to roadside... More 

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KUMASI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Cesena, 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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San Francisco, California
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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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Australia
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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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