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Suva Municipal Market
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Shore Excursion: Suva Day Tour
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Suva
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in the festive, friendly atmosphere of this wonderful street market, where you'll find every tropical fruit and vegetable imaginable.
Buddina, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Depending on what you are looking for in either wood carvings, tradional clothing or some good food it is a good place to explore. Don't be taken in by the deoartmant stores as they are very expensive walk upp through the Indian sector and take in the beautiful sari's etc. Do be prepared to walk up the hills to find the best bargins. Down by the water is the wood carving market don't accept the first bargin and go from one shop to another for the best price walk through the whole place for different clothes and wares be prepared for the heat inside. The fruit market is intersting dont be afraid to try some of the local food. I am sure if you wander through the alley ways you are sure to find something interesting. Be aware though of some of the local people maily indian that will seem to be helping you find places but then will ask for money for their service ignore them and wander on your own you cant get lost. You can visit the museum government building etc.

Visited April 2013
8 Thank gamma03
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“An Explosion of Color in Fiji”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

The Suva, Fiji Municipal Market was well worth the trip to this small community in the South Pacific. The people were warm and friendly and were more than willing to let me "shoot them" with my camera, often encouraging their small children to smile for me. The market place stretched for what seemed like acres. The fish market displayed thousands of fish of every size, shape and and description, and the fruit and market stands inviting with splaces of color and deliciousness. We had been warned that Suva was not a safe place to be, but we didn't find that to be true. The seniors of the community sat around on benches and answered all of our inane questions about their little country, and the guide in the fresh air bus (holding about 15 of us) was informative and entertaining. She said with a mischievous grin that once her island had been canibalistic, but "since Jesus came to our island, we don't eat people any more. Just don't stray off the beaten path!" Color was everywhere, in the dress of the locals, in the birds, fish, fruits and vegetables we encountered. I snapped happily away with my camera all day, bringing home many wonderful memories.

Visited October 2012
9 Thank Edie Larry S
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
400 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“An experience”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

We visited the market on a Saturday morning. It was very busy and interesting. We were not there to purchase anything just to have a look. The variety of fruit and veg. is of interest as a lot of the produce was new to us. Good to spend an hour or so as Suva itself does not have a lot to offer for tourism. Beware whilst there. There are pickpockets and bag snatchers around as we'll as the ones that approach you in the street offering to take you to a cheaper shop that in really is a ripoff.

Visited February 2013
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Danville, IL
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“And just exactly how do you eat this?”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We had a great experience walking through the market in Suva. We were on a cruise and found we had ample time to visit a small village in the country as well as stroll down aisles of vendors selling things that makes one realize that this place isn't Kansas.
The flowers were beautiful, the edible produce was a real treat to see. Most every vendor tried to be helpful and explain just what type of food it was. Although one would be tempted to sample food from some of the sidewalk kitchens we chose not to partake. Saturday is a madhouse with traffic and pedestrians spilling into the crowed streets and packed stores. The market is a short walk from the piers and warehouse zone. Although crowded and dirty this is someplace you won't want to miss. The welcome we were given by the local police band was really fun. Such energy and hospitality! if you learn one word while in Fiji it should be "bula",it covers hello, hi ,welcome, good-day, and ,nice to meet you.

Visited October 2012
8 Thank JimHoopeston
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Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Typical Fijian market”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I'm loving the markets in Fiji because you can always get fresh local produce at great prices. We've used markets for our main shopping rather than the supermarkets and it's been great. Suva markets are the same as any other. The difference really is what's on offer outside the markets in terms of snacks/meals. Suva was great as they had loads of Cassava for breakfast and I even found marinated clams. The pineapple and watermelon cut up for a snack is so fresh and only 50c (Fijian). The rest of my family was feeling liked baked items so look out for Lee Yams baked goods across the road (ocean side) of the markets. It has a great variety and very fresh.

Visited July 2012
5 Thank Sue H
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