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Great place to buy local craft items often from the artist themselves . Relatively cheap and the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Barging required

Fun. Great place to get curios. Be prepared to barter. Just be aware some items made with markers... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Luanshya, Zambia
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

An awesome market for real Zambian curios and treats. Everything to take home to family and friends. Beautiful crystals, copper/brass jewellery, wooden crafts, woven baskets and much more. Some amazing locally made outfits using traditional wax print fabric. Very good prices too but make sure...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Philli S
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to buy local craft items often from the artist themselves . Relatively cheap and the traders are open to negotiation . Worth getting there early as the traders are very excited about their first customers and will offer good deals .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trottie69
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Fun. Great place to get curios. Be prepared to barter. Just be aware some items made with markers and colored with shoe polish. This seems to be common here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rasmus_Luanshya
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I was hoping to find some creativity and originality. Instead, this is just a series of stalls selling run of the mill touristy items from Zambia and elsewhere. Not worth your time if you already traveled or lived in Africa. If this is your first...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jacqueline_Cambodia
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Sunday market is a good place if one wants to buy gifts and items for the home. I strongly recommend Banda’s Gem trees who makes trees out of copper wire and different gemstones like amethyst, citrine, quartz, red garnet etc. Prices are reasonable but do...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Good selection of curios/souvenirs and gifts from Zambia and DRC. Very pricey and for tourists in a hurry. If you have more time, look for cheaper tourist curios elsewhere. The positive is that you can buy all your gifts to take home in one location.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dirk P
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Many vendors to choose from - some with the identical items. If you enjoy bargaining - this is the place to be. Prices - once negotiated - are incredibly good. eg a kikoi in Kenya can cost you $25, a kikoi (from Kenya) sold here...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jill R
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Its a good place to pass time on a Sunday. They have a good selection of clothes, jewelry, arts and crafts. The items cost a little more than expected but there is room to negotiate. You can go alone or have fun with family and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sarah9S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I've been here twice bringing some friends visiting Zambia and they have enjoyed seeing many ethnic and creative things. It's a bit busy place but you'll surely find something that you can bring back as a souvenir. The prices are also worthy for the quality...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank DringD2
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Love the atmosphere!! I was super excited with the many different items for sale. And just the creativity, it’s gone up in levels. Well done Zambia!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jay D
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Response from Stockholmer_67 | Reviewed this property |
I am not quite sure what your question is. Have they started construction work since I was there in November 2016?
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Response from barrets11 | Reviewed this property |
It starts around 11 am - Noon! Bring lots of cash!
27 August 2016|
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Response from karenjayne61 | Reviewed this property |
It is more than not there when it is a public holiday. So over Easter it can be there from Easter Friday to Easter Monday. Also bank holidays it can often be found. The markets consists of all curios, plants, dresses... More