Mount Hagen Market

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Mount Hagen Market
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Jennifer G
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
Beautiful produce
Sep 2019
You don't offer see produce as good as this anywhere. This market reflects the amazing growing conditions in the Highlands. The locals are so thrilled you are interested in their daily routine. All in all a fine time and the food I purchased to cook in our hotel kitchen was just great.
Written November 5, 2019
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Dave_Sherri
Seattle, WA292 contributions
Large market with everything you need from sewing notions, live chickens to beautiful fruit and vegetables
Mar 2017
We always enjoy visiting markets, it gives you a fleeting view into the lives of people, which are very different from our own. This market is especially large and offers a large variety of goods. The thing that struck me was how proud the people were of their products. We obviously were not going to buy any live chickens but the vendor had to show us how good his chickens were!
Written February 12, 2018
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PeterPilt
Gold Coast, Australia618 contributions
Good to see
Sep 2017 • Friends
The Mt Hagan markets are good to see but leave your phone, wallet and passport in your motel room as pick pockets and rascals are well known in the market precinct.

Having said that, the markets offer some of the best fresh food in the world.

Certainly a must see if you are in the area.
Written September 29, 2017
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Kenny L
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Colourful but hectic and dirty
Jul 2017 • Family
Visited the market briefly. Mostly fruit and vegetables for sale, and live chickens. No other Europeans in sight but didn't feel threatened. Very dirty. Wouldn't go back again
Written July 5, 2017
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Redfoot
Sun City, AZ382 contributions
Be careful.....
May 2017 • Friends
We were advised to watch our pockets, and in the market itself we were ok. But we stopped nearby at the Best Buy supermarket for an ice cream, and a local man picked the pocket of an accompanying friend and stole his cell phone. The thief was adept, and my friend did not feel his pocket being picked, but the perp was spotted by local security and tackled, so the phone was retrieved. I advise you to avoid these places, but if you go, take nothing of value with you.
Written June 8, 2017
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stzw77
Lae, Papua New Guinea157 contributions
Must go and needs some attention
Nov 2016 • Friends
Visiting Papua New Guinea is not complete without visiting the famous markets.

Mt. Hagen Market is one of the bigger ones and offers fresh fruits, vegetables, handcrafted good like bilums and much more.

Try to chat with the locals. This is a really nice experience and sometimes you will receive some extra portion od veggies or fruits for free.

Do not expect to pay via credit card or that they are able to change 100 or 50 Kina notes.

Prepare yourself with some coins and 2 and 5 Kina notes.

While it is inappropriate to bargain for veggies and fruits it is worth to ask for a "second price" for a bilum or highlands hat.

Be aware of pickpocketing and secure your valuables well.

If you go buy car, organize a security for the car too.
Written April 25, 2017
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GillH007_12
Leominster, UK332 contributions
Such friendly people
Mar 2017 • Friends
If in Mount Hagen, a trip around the market is a must. You will see all sorts of wonderful fruit and vegetables, as well as live stock. They even sell cooked or uncooked eggs! Everyone will want to shake hands with you and exchange a few words with you. A very interesting place to see how the locals purchase and sell their goodies. Some of the displays were excellent. I especially liked the way that they wove strawberries together.
Written March 29, 2017
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Appalachi W
Asheville, NC32 contributions
Unique experience!!!!
Dec 2015
What a one of a kind experience!! Such unique veggies and fruits for sale, although be careful to sample unwashed fruits! My traveling companion got very ill with ecoli after a taste of raw cut fruit! Otherwise the beautiful people here are a treasure! I feel so connected to them maybe from ancient lifetimes ago.
Written November 17, 2016
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Dyros
Brisbane Region, Australia78 contributions
A real experience of PNG
Sep 2016 • Friends
Shop with a friend who knows the area and perhaps some of the language. The markets are a daily/weekly experience for most local people. The wide variety of fresh produce is beautifully displayed and an excellent price. You are able to purchase locally made meri blouses and bilams as well as experience the high level sensory experience that many markets worldwide are known for. Although I always felt safe and very welcomed (people are veey friendly and would pften love to practice their English with you), we were advised by local friends not to bring bags and to keep money close. If you look like you have something worth stealing, then it may be. In wet weather (most afternoons) the ground is muddy and slippery, take care of where you put your feet. This is also important when maneuvering through the market lanes, although there are many things arranged on the floor, take care not to step over people or their wares. This is very bad form culturally.
Written November 2, 2016
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perryrl
Deville, LA31 contributions
Unique Experience
Oct 2016 • Couples
Mt. Hagen Market shopping was very unique, delightful, yet nerve wracking. Marketing Ladies and people were very friendly, as most all of PNG is, by the way. I'm happy to have been able to purchase some very nice clothes for family and some memorabilia for future reference. Thanks for the friendly service, Mt. Hagen Market. RPerry.
Written October 11, 2016
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