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Review of Suva Municipal Market

Suva Municipal Market
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Shore Excursion: Suva Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 24 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.
Durango, Mexico
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3 reviews
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“Fiji is just boring!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

The place is just plain, the product offer is poor and even when the locals appear to be friendly they will try to sell things for a higer price when they see you are a foreigner, the place isn´t really worth it. Suva or Fiji aren´t really worth it, quite boring.

Visited December 2012
3 Thank Raquel S
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Cypress, California
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“I love it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

The market was much more than what I expected..no one bother you or hassled to buy something ..well worth the visit

Visited September 2013
1 Thank GEORGIA062
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California City, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“"Definitely an experience"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I set out there with friends not really knowing what to expect, the market is crowded & steamy but the vendors are friendly. If you shop around you can definitely get your holiday souvenirs at the right price.

Visited June 2013
5 Thank SeaB0691
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Buddina, Australia
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
7 Thank gamma03
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“An Explosion of Color in Fiji”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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