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“Souks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco
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Ranked #15 of 90 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping, People-watching
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Souks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Great fun. Recommend arriving early and getting lost/exploring. When haggling, offer 25% of their initial price. After some haggling, you'll almost inevitably end up paying about 30-35% of their original price!

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A real eye opener and thoroughly enjoyed my few days getting around and enjoying the atmosphere. Went in on the bus which was very convenient - watch out for the henna ladies though - as they will say let me just show you and then ask for £20 - I obviously did not pay ...... lol

Visited March 2013
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“A bargain to be had .... just haggle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Loved our trips around the various souks. Our first visit was with a guide who took us into the artisan areas where lanterns, rugs, babouches etc are made by local people. He also helped us to get our bearings. It's worth having a good dig around for antique and more individual items. Some of the more mainstream shops sell mass produced tat.

Visited September 2013
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“collegues weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

brilliant place to go with lots to see, from stalls,to small shops of handcraft,to cobras an other snakes including primates,also the gateway to the sahara

Visited October 2012
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“Souk...it up!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Hectic, crazy, mental, crowded, just 4 words that spring to mind on first entering the Souk, by night.
If you go in the day time, it does feel a lot more calmer, & will be less full of tourists, due to the intense heat, just make sure you carry a water bottle with you.
Would go for the experience really, as after the 50th stall/shop selling the same as the previous 50th, the lure of the haggle loses it's charm & you almost want them to just state the price & get on with it.
Please dont use the horse drawn carriages around the Souk, the horses have stood all day in the blistering heat, dont look well looked after, collapse & then forced to work again...

Visited September 2013
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