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“different” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Souqs of Rissani

Souqs of Rissani
Rissani Marcket, Rissani, Morocco
+212 662-803914
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Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Rissani
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Owner description: Rissani is a town in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is in the region of Errachidia, and is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. Its population in 2004 was 20,469.
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“different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I loved it. The souk had two sides one"classy" the other "low class". Hard to tell the difference. The prices were higher on the classy side. I guess if you think you are better than your neighbor you can shop on the good side, or not. Same stuff or so it seemed. The best was the donkey parking lot. The main man was paid to feed and water your donkey, or horse, while you shopped. They were all tethered away from each other but you could tell there was unfinished business between some. We watched them shoe the animals with solid metal plates, not the horse shoes we are used to. We were amazed at the packing jobs done on the animals and the vehicles. Many items from food to wooden planks and plumbing supplies. A few sheep were added in.

Visited April 2013
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“Shopping in Rissani”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We would have got lost in these souk, but we had our tourguide Younes with us.
He showed us around, explained what we saw, took us to some places, we wouldn´t have found on our own.
And we found some nice things, that made our friends and family at home very, very happy.
Beautiful scarfs, tasty spices, and cheap but beautiful items for the kitchen...

The lively souk is worth a visit, also to see the inhabitants of the city, who mingle with the tourists.

Visited June 2013
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Geraldton, Australia
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“Rissani”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Myself and my fiancé stopped in rissani trying to bus out to Fes but got harassed and lied to about bus times/existence and nearly forced to taking a private taxi by aggressive touts almost like a conspiracy, by the next morning everyone knew where we were going and where we were from. Nothing much here continue on to Merzouga or skip altogether, take Supratours bus from Merzouga to Fes-or-Marrakech.....good luck!

Visited July 2013
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Rabat, Morocco
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“Souk Rissani Sahara”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

its very important to viset Souk Rissani , you can find all what you need silver carplt scarfs...........

Visited April 2013
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“True Local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you are visiting Merzouga and Erg Chebbi, you will pass through the town of Rissani.
Take some time to visit the Rissani Souq. This local souq is a great place to see life away from the usual tourist centres. Infact there is the undercover souq and another open air produce market a five minute walk away, as well as the usual roadside traders. A small number of shops sell local handmade rugs, blankets, mats, Berber shawls and other handcrafts; These are made at various outlying kasbahs and villages and brought to Rissani souq for sale at reasonable prices.

The best days to visit are the main market days when all the farmers come to town; Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, although it is open every day.

Visited March 2013
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