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“bidding wars” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marrakech Souk

Marrakech Souk
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Medina Guided Shopping Tour in Marrakech
Ranked #15 of 153 things to do in Marrakech
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“bidding wars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

You have to see it to believe it. It seems like chaos and watch out for the moped riders, although they never seem to hit anyone.
You could probably buy anything there and spend hours trying to find your way out.
Always bargain and even walk away. If you like snakes no better place to have one be wrapped around you .

Enjoy

Visited June 2013
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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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“maze of hastle and barriers to viewing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The souks are have hundreds of stalls, all of which are interesting. However, the place is like a maze, and it can almost be guaranteed you will get lost. Additionally window shopping will mean you get grabbed or pulled into shops with people trying to sell stuff. Which is understandable, but makes for a very stressful combination when also lost. Additionally while lost, we got told we were going in the wrong direction by a local who offered to take us back to the square. Long story short he was one of the many conmen in the souks who lead tourists around the souks, purposely confusing them, only to so they can go no further and demand money. Luckily the police grabbed our guy, and helped us back to the square.....but yea....stressful.

Visited June 2013
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“a maze”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

amazing maze of shops. keep your purse at the hotel! you will spend too much and get ripped off! fab tho!

Visited February 2013
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Bucharest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

You can find very nice and good things there but you have to negotiate here for everything….if you can! Nice and tiring experience.

Visited June 2013
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“What a great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was one of the highlights of my visit to Morocco. I was part of a tour but I went back in the later part of the afternoon with four other women. At no time did we feel threatened. It was awesome! Felt like we were in a movie set! Yes, it was noisy but that was part of the charm.Yes, everyone wants money for photos but you don't have to take the photo. That is their lively hood. Helen made a good point about unofficial tour guides and beggars.Bathrooms are sketchy and hard to find. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Visited May 2013
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