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Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

It was a great vacation. So oriental. But if you don't like spices, keep away from famous meal Tajin ;)

Thank SevalKaran
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Visited the souk first during the day to acquaint ourselves with all the alleys. Saw some stalls preparing meat of some discription which meant we did not eat when we returned on another day in the evening!! The stall holders will turn on the charm in order to make a sale, but when I pointed out that the scarf was made in China, the charm turned a little sour. You can not go to Marrakech and not visit the souks.

Thank WhensTheNextOne65
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Bantering and bartering with the sellers in the souk is great fun if you keep a sence of humour and have some fun with them....don't go when you are weary. Some real bargains to be had but shame the luggage allowance restricts importing back home. Try and buy the nuts and dried fruit and enjoy the delicious freshly squeezed orange drinks.

Thank 400sue8
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The souks are utter madness..... They buzz all day long and are a complete assault on all the senses!!! There is no way to navigate your way around them so if you see something you like and pass it by you might never find it again!!!

The souks are so much more than what is close to the market place. The closer you get to the Museum of Marrakech, the more likely you are to find the artisan souks that don't sell but you can watch them work. Closer to the market place you get the mass produced rubbish but you will find some gems but prices can be cheap.

Whilst walking around you will be shouted at, summoned and invited in. On day three of our stay we did a guided walking tour around the medina and were told by our guide to ignore the shouts and not even acknowledge them with a "No thank you." It's hard but the sooner you learn to zone it all out the more pleasurable the visit will be.

First thing in the morning and towards the end of the day are the best times to venture further in as the souks aren't so busy. Around 4pm though and throughout the weekend the souks were horrendously busy, especially closer to Jemaa el Fna (the main square) as all the out of towners come to stock up.

It is exhausting but a spot of haggling is a must.

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We arranged a guide to take us around and we were so glad we did. She took us to the little workshops of the craftsmen and to little places we would never have found. It really is worth it, whe spent almost 5 hours with us around the medina, souks and some of the monuments and it only cost us 500dhs between 7 0f us

Thank chrisontour
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