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“Asian night markets as you expect it”
Review of Night Markets

Night Markets
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Cairns by Night Walking Tour including Cairns Wildlife Dome and Cairns Night...
Ranked #36 of 122 things to do in Cairns
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Asian night markets as you expect it”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The night markets are merely Asian dominated and if you know Paddy's market from Sydney, then you would call Cairns' night markets a "baby sister" of that.
It is small, offers the same merchandise (95% from China) for sometimes 50% higher prices, but also offers cheap massages and freshly cut fruits. The 40min massage for $15 is very cheap, but you won't get any privacy. It is not really relaxing, but you will get what you pay for. I guess that the few individual Artists who really create their own things suffer a little from the cheap merchandise around.
The food court offers Asian food, especially the self serving Chinese outlets where you can pack your plates for a fixed price are value for money. If you do not like Asian food, just go somewhere close by.
It is definitely worth having a look at the night markets! In the end, you don't need to buy anything.

Visited July 2014
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“Fun shopping, after the sun goes down”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Plenty of variety, in the heart of Cairns. The food court at one end, and the gelatos/ donuts at the other kept the kids interested. Our free hotel shuttle got us there.


Visited July 2014
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Mudgee, Australia
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“Fun way to spend an evening.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The markets are a fun way for the family to spend the evening. Lots of interesting stalls with unusual stuff. The buffet food stalls were great value and tasty.

Visited May 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't go here if you want a little peace and quiet.”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I was slightly taken aback with the total tackiness of the place. It was like a sheep dip full of terrible trinkets. The blurb about the place was tempting, so don't believe what you read in the brochures. The food looked ok, though smelt a little overpowering. All in all, forget it. Go somewhere else for your souvenirs and food.

Visited July 2014
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“Good place to be at night as there's not much going on elsewhere”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Not much food here unlike the typical night market in Asia, however you can find lots of unique craftsmanship. Clothes you can find here mostly can be found upon Kuranda village and also cheaper over there.

Visited April 2014
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