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Address: Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Colorful fruits and vegetables vie with fish and even grilled lizards at...

Colorful fruits and vegetables vie with fish and even grilled lizards at this frenetic outdoor market.

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A lot to offer, but not without hassle

You can find anything from food to clothes and souvenirs, but it's one of the markets with most hassle in the world. Beware of groups of 'mothers' who ask you to buy them milk and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rafa D
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Seville, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find anything from food to clothes and souvenirs, but it's one of the markets with most hassle in the world. Beware of groups of 'mothers' who ask you to buy them milk and then sell it back to the shop.

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Seoul, South Korea
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A lot of daily life things had been seen and very enjoyable. A big market with a lot of shops and street vendors. They are organized, busy but not noisy. They are well clustered in different sectors, namely dry food, vegetable, fish, meat, clothing, hot food and even stationery, etc. Across a block, there is a 2nd-hand book market near... More 

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Thank Ian I
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A vibrant real local market on one long street selling pretty much everything you would expect to find in an outdoor street market. Dont bring any valuables or wallets as there could be pickpockets. Just bring some cash. It seems to be quite safe.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst spending a few days in Tana. The market is vast and vendors spill their goods onto the street from every angle (take care where you step). It is full of Madagascan food, you can purchase every kind of dried bean and pulse here! We were dissapointed however at the lack of Mada charm, instead the market exploits... More 

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Thank Emily C
Brisbane, Australia
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817 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Looking from the hill above the market looks huge and crowded, and it is, but this just adds to the excitement of the place. Walking alone through the throng I felt very safe and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. It is more of a general market for the locals, but there were some souvenirs on the steps leading up... More 

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Thank Anthony S
Portland, Oregon
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This giant market spills out from the confines of the buildings and stalls; and into all the surrounding streets. It may look a bit overwhelming, and the guides will tell you to mind your belongings. Which, it turns out, is completely true, as I had the classic pick pocket squeeze, and lost my cell phone from my front pants pocket... More 

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1 Thank Portlander
The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Analakely is a very big market. They sell clothes, accessories, food etc etc. There is bus transportation available to bring you towards the market. If its your first time visiting, you need to play it smart. Advisable is to bring a local person with you. Like that you can negotiate the price. Malagasy and French are the main spoken language.... More 

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5 Thank Koi A
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is such a charming place...you can find pretty much anything you are looking for foodwise. This is like the must of folklore...but like the open air market, be very careful with money, cameras, bags and purses etc...

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Thank Atout V
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

What a delightful collection of vendors . . . from curtains of hanging shoes, to neat mounds of fruits and vegetables . . . this mostly outdoor market is alive with locals going about their daily lives. A great peak into the Malagasy culture for any tourist.

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Mowbray, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

I enjoy these types of markets because it isn't tailored to tourists, but everyday people. There are some souvenir vendors, but the majority is groceries and other basic products. The vibe of walking through the spaces is the fun part, and people seem more than happy to have their picture taken (I always ask if I can, but sometimes they... More 

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