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“Interesting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Marrakech
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Tyne & Wear
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“Interesting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

A must visit place in Marrakech, you can buy pretty much anything in the souks just don't be afraid to have a good wander through and a simple no thank you is all you need!

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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Did not get bothered just say no thank you, haggling is good, would recommend the horse and carriage (make sure you haggle and u offer what u want to pay)

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“Amazing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Everything you could wish for in lots of little shops with great shop keepers! It was so colourful and there were so many beautiful things, lovdd it. Its nor scary a bit intense but you get used to it. Enjoy!

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“A culture shock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

The Souks and Medina tour organised through Thomson is a great way to get acquainted with how the Moroccan town came to be and also what the souks are like, without the pressure to buy anything. We used the tour to give us a bit of an understanding of how the souk experience worked and also picked up some useful tips that we used later on when we came back to the medina without a guide. One such tip, was to have a drink in the cafe around the square and sit on the terrace to get great views and photos without being hassled by anyone!

Remember to stay hydrated as you walk around, particularly if the temperatures are in the high 30s/40s - there is quite a lot of walking but it's a great trip

Visited September 2013
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“Marrakech - a vibrant city never to be forgotten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Marrakech is probably everything you could imagine ... busy, noisy, colourful. The sounds, sights ... and smells, will be remembered for a long while, but overall they will be good memories and well worth the journey.
Be prepared for major hassle from the stall owners in the Souks ... you practically end up saying "no" in your sleep. The alternative is to launch yourself into it all with the spirit intended and the haggling can be enormous fun - although it would be nice to be able to browse without the constant pressure to make a sale
Watch out if you are looking lost - there is always someone wanting to direct you ... for a price! Things are simpler if you go on an organised foot tour with an official guide - ours was excellent and kept most of the 'pest' hawkers at bay while showing us areas that we may well not have visited otherwise.
A few days IN Marrakech is probably enough but trips out to the coast, the mountains, etc make an excellent starting point.
We have not added our photos here (100's) as there are already so many out there - but make the visit, be prepared for everything you could imagine - from the sounds & smells of the spice markets to the not so pleasant smells of the drains that are always likely to be around the next corner!! Also the wealth and the poverty that is always present in a city such as this but also the overwhelming friendliness of the people met

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