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“The market is hot and crowded”

Reviewed 11 November 2011

We were recently in Bamako on our way to Segou, Djenne, Dogon Country, Mopti and TB2. The market was very crowded and very hot. I liked the markets in Djenne and various other villages much better. Guess it is worth a look but that is all.

3  Thank Micheljane
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

The most interesting place there is a fetish market (though there're just several spots). You will never find so many attributes for black and white magic elsewhere in the world!
Monkey heads, crocodile heads, dog legs, lion urine, donkey ears, horns, dead parrots, bats, horse pennis, etc. You have to pay 1000 francs (1,5 euro) for taking pictures of one counter, but it's worth it! Come with a local guide and he will tell you the stories how to use all this staff! For example, if you're lack of sexual potention, buy a dry horse pennis, grind it, mix with water and drink - here you are, you are a playboy. Donkey ears help you to weaken your rival in love, or shockfish skin will help a pregnant woman.

5  Thank Inga19b
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

I went here for the first time in Dec 09 and had a really nice experience. It's well organized, the shops are easy to walk through and the quality looked nice, especially for bags and shoes. Of course you're going to pay more here, but that's the point. It's meant for tourist buyers. But yes, by all means visit while you're in Bamako.

1  Thank AmaAriane
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

Bamako is a great place - a bit rusty around the edges, but fun for the traveler who doesn't mind a bit of heat, dust and friendly "bonjours"

The area surrounding the central artisan market can be a bit sketchy, but once you are inside its confines, the mood is lighter. Friendly vendors abound and lookind around will always be encouraged but beward that you will have to be firm if you are not interested in buying.

2  Thank toubaboumiah
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile
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Thank Gloria G
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