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“A little bit of everything”

Flowers and Birds Market of Kunming
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5-Hour Small-Group Classic Kunming Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
Ranked #24 of 199 things to do in Kunming
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Vienna, Austria
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A little bit of everything”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

The market - part tinny to small size stores, part as street market - is a fairly good panorama of the goods available in Southern China: from ornamental fishes to clothes, from inexpensive jade bracelets to fancy ones. Also, inexpensive electronic gadgets, accessories, handbags and handmade souvenirs. In 1 h visit I saw only Chinese people not Western one. So, seems a typical market for local people, since nobody speaks English. And important: exactly like the markets in Istanbul, Marrakesh and New Delhi, the vendors expect you to bargain. Please do so, at least for fun. Start with 50% off and you certainly will got at least 30%.

Visited May 2014
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Shopping place for jade”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Not as in its popular name, it's crowded with locals and tourist looking to buy jades and souvenirs.

You will found plenty of shops offering various quality (and price) of jade. It's really fun to just strolling at this market to see many kinds of unique stuff.

Please do bargain starting at least 1/3rd of the initial offering price if you are interested to buy anything in this market

Visited February 2014
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Long Beach, California
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“plenty of shar pei dogs”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Since I was staying at the hump hostel this was not a far walk from there. I just wandered into this area on a weekend. All the vendors here have these large enclosures and are showcasing the puppies frankly I guess share pei's are the dog of choice here. Don't remember seeing many poodles, chihuahuas, german shepherds, etc

Visited July 2013
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Toronto
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“loved the puppies and bunnies”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

this was a lot of fun - strolling the market,. Lots of not worthwhile touristy stuff being sold, but I enjoyed the puppies and bunnies and watching the people play cards and mahjongg

Visited March 2013
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“Not all that much to see”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

There isn't that much to see here but it is interesting if you haven't been to one of these markets before.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Yuxi
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