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Papyrus Hotel | The Opposite Of Millinium Cafe, Bahir Dar 1000, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This market has something for everyone. We enjoyed watching people barter and buy supplies. This is a great spot for photos.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Marlynne P
Reviewed July 12, 2019

Mini Merkato found at the center of Bahir Dar, home for any products you wish to see, purchase, and pack.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ageru B
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Our guide took us to the local market, colorful with fruits, vegetables, spices, hardware, textiles, lots of people... one guy took out his phone and made like he was taking our picture and we all had a good laugh. While the market was interesting, perhaps...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank bishikawa
Reviewed February 11, 2019

Quite an interesting market with everything to buy. Local 'touts' do latch onto foriegn touirists and try to 'help' with your purchases. I guess you pay for the goods and their commission so beware.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed January 31, 2019

This was a last minute decision to drop by the market on a Saturday afternoon. We were told it would be winding up, but decided to go. So glad we did. It is really authentic and a real working market. It is worth just wondering...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 925peterm925
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

I am not good at judging markets. The market here was good at some things and good at other things... I am going give it a good....!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 637joef
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We spent an hour walking through this busy, colourful and exciting market. People were as curious about us as we were of them and were happy to interact/sell/chat/show their wares/barter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed December 10, 2018

A market like this is a mixture of sights, sounds, smells. It is impossible to capture what it is like... everything is available

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 14, 2018

An average Amharic market with a limited variety of products mostly locally made as the Ethiopian economy is not open to foreign competition (hardly any imported items like chocolate). Very few quality handicraft products (suitable as souvenirs). Perhaps in the garments section there are some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Have travelled prolifically, and often in very religious and/or closed societies. Rarely if ever have I visited a location that was as disrespectful to my female traveling companion as the Ethiopians in the Bahir Dar market. I love Ethiopia, ethiopian culture, Ethiopian food, landscape, and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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