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“Bargain, bargain, bargain!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Discovery Tour
Ranked #9 of 142 things to do in Marrakech
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Danville, California
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“Bargain, bargain, bargain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have mixed feeling abou the souk. It's definitely worth visiting but ladies, you may want to wear something less revealing because everywhere we turn, we get a lot of attention. But we think it's not harmful but still made us uncomfortable.

Also, we thought we did a great job with bargaining but later found the same merchandise still selling for less than what we paid for!!

But it was fun.

Visited June 2013
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“Remember to bharta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Loved the experience but do not let them bully you. Advise them u fetch police if they become harassing, and tell ladies with the henna u r allergic as they will try to squirt you if you do not buy. If you are caught taking photos of the snake charming or traditional dress they will want to charge also. Do not give to begging children or unofficial tour guides.

Visited July 2012
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Ottenbach, Switzerland
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“Great place to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The souk is really great to see. Don't talk to every merchant, just go there and walk and walk and walk. Don't panic, you will find the exit. I love it.

Visited May 2013
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Munich, Germany
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“abnoxious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

It I were to go again, I'd put in ear plugs. That way you wouldn't have to listen to the aggressive people trying to swindle you every 2 feet. Everyone wants to show you something, and then demands money. I found it best to say "I have no money for you". They seem to get the point very quick.

Visited June 2013
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“No hassle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

You'd obviously get asked to buy things but no chasing if you said no. People are so friendly :D

So much to see if you can find your way around, recommend a guided tour.

Visited May 2013
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