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Sailing and shopping fun

Arrived in a great sunshine morning and the place was in a peace scene, most restaurant and cafe... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
AmaniHsiao
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Atmosphere to Souk up

A real rabbit warren. So many different things. And unlike some, not the same pressure to buy. Not... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Thowdmon
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

After visiting the sea castle, the souks are just across the street. Did not enjoy it much as it was extremely dirty in my opinion with trash flouting around everywhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Arrived in a great sunshine morning and the place was in a peace scene, most restaurant and cafe are just opened and we hired a boat and went off to a nearby island tour which is extremely cheap for the whole boat, 15 minutes ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A real rabbit warren. So many different things. And unlike some, not the same pressure to buy. Not worth a trip from Beirut, but if combined with other attractions, then fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thowdmon
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Nothing special about this souq except that it has some original old buildings , you can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and drink fresh dates juice , the area is neglected and not very suitable for tourists

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hudatareq91
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to Lebanon for years and have never visited Sidon before. I immediately fell in love with it’s history and beautiful old buildings. This place really is a time warp, you could be in the 1800’s here! The souks are a bit touristy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole_ontrend
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

After seeing the castle, don't just walk up the main alley off the main road. There are numerous alleys to wander. You can move out of the tourist trap areas into arts and craft areas, woodworkers, food makers etc. Then you can end up in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James188113
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Saida is my childhood gateway!! I am not a resident but my village is so close to it. I used to go to the old souks with my mom since i was so young. The place is charming and people are so generous and welcoming....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Antö F
Reviewed July 11, 2018

After exploring the Sea Castle, spend hours getting lost in the winding streets of the old souk - one of the best preserved remaining souks in the country. Be on the lookout for hole in the wall Turkish Delight stores where little old men are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jesstwiga L
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to Sidon .the people were very friendly,we visited the fortress it was cleaner than when I visited 10 years ago.it s on the beach and you can get nice photos.the price is less than 2$

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed May 20, 2018

You can get lost in here for hours while wandering through the atmospheric streets. Cobblers, furniture-makers, metal workers, spice stalls and fresh produce make for interesting sights and smells in every direction. It's a proper souk - not like in Beirut.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FiShep
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