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“If you like to shop for bargains ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paddy's Market

Paddy's Market
9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, Nsw, 2000, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 84 Shopping in Sydney
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Canberra, Australia
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“If you like to shop for bargains ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great place to shop if you are looking for bargains , souvenirs and Christmas stocking fillers, or gifts for family back home. There are many stalls that are reasonably spaced , so you aren't too crammed in. ....I hate being squashed when I'm trying to look at something! Though of course they have stated prices for items, you can actually barter with the seller if you are confident enough to do so :D You do need at least a couple of hours there to rummage through the hundreds of things to choose from - especially things like clothes and jewellery. .....and check other stalls before you decide to buy, as they sometimes have the same thing for less on another stall - that is if you are keen to save as much as possible so you can spend more on other things!

Visited January 2013
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“A must to visit...but don't expect genuine products”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you have the time, definitely stop off and have a look. Heaps of stores and that sell the same fake products but good for gifts. Also great if you want a massage after wandering around.

Visited July 2013
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“Souvenirs and groceries ??”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Located at ground level of Market City shopping complex at Hay St in Chinatown area. Plenty of choices for australian souvenirs, clothing, etc. Open only from wed-sun up to 5-6 pm. You can get cheaper deal if you buy more items, just speak up. Surprisingly there is a wet market for fruits & veggies beside it. Easily reached by lightrail tram.

Visited August 2013
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“More for overseas visitors”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I wouldnt put this in my top 10 must see Sydney attractions but if you're going to Chinatown, pop in and have a browse. There are plenty of Australian souvenirs for overseas visitors, a fruit & veg section and for some strange reason, plenty of stalls selling costumes. If the weather is inclement this might be a place to visit as its indoors.

Visited August 2013
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“Great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I am not sure about the overall quality of the products but if you want to buy some souvenirs and save yourself a bunch of money, this has to be one of the places to visit. It has all kinds of products to purchase and apart from a lot of booths having similar products, there is plenty of stuff to appeal to everyone (you can even negotiate a little if you want to try). You can definitely spend a couple of hours there and there is also a fresh fruit/vegetable area in the back of the market with some of the best products around.

Visited August 2013
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