Though we have been in Lagos for nearly two years, never had the opportunity to visit Lekki Market, which is in Victoria Islands, a posh Lagos neighborhood. It is indeed what we had heard about..a place for all types of pearls, garnet etc., and you can see many foreigners flocking in for shopping. This apart, one can get good wooden artifacts which are worth carrying back home as souvenirs. The market by itself is not posh and is situated in decrepit buildings, which houses tiny but well stocked shops. Bargaining is a must, but fortunately shopkeepers do not pester us. That leaves you to get into a shop that interests you. What is strange (and to some extent repulsing) is you can see full leopard skin, python skin, stuffed crocodiles of all sizes and ladies' vanity bags made of rare animal skins. There are a few shops exclusively for ivory items!! These are the things one can never imagine to see so openly put up for exhibition or sale in many countries. Still, Lekki Market is certainly worth a visit when one visits Lagos.
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