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If you are in Burkina Faso and wish to purchase local craft go to LE MARCHÉ ARTISANAL. It is NOT a food market. Rather it is a closed outdoor market we’re artisans sell their products with a sponsorship from the government to help artisans develop...More
I was alone to visit there and felt bad. A lot of people shouted Chinois: it means Chinese !! Ni xao!! Chingchongchang!! in violently.
Mostly, shop seller standing infront of me and fallowed. Sometimes they grabbed my arm. I tried to ignore and finally made...More
The big Central Market is arguably the most interesting and exciting place to visit in Ouagadougou !
From cloths to handycrafts and meat , you find everything you need - and also , and above all , you'll find eveything you do not need ,...More
The central market is vast, covering a number of buildings, streets and open air areas. If you are an obvious foreigner you are likely to be hassled a lot. Market vibe safe, and you can pretty much find anything you want. If you're up for...More
I just went there to see how it looks like to be in the african markets, and it was complete upto my expectations.. Very crowded and very smelly, people can anytime grab your hand for ur attention, and you just have to say sorry to...More
They have beautiful hand made baskets, that caught my attention instantly, place is dirty, very dirty, and trading is difficult if you don't speak French or jula. It's pretty interesting to find all kinds of stuffs there. Fabric is relatively cheaper there too.
Not many tourists visit Burkina Faso, that is probably the reason that a visit to the Grand marché is not a very pleasant experience. Be ready for constantly being dragged from one shop to the next by people that target you as their own property....More
I have to say quite a lot of the artefacts here are available in other African countries. The baskets here are a good buy with several stalls offering colourful selections. I bought two sturdy baskets which will be great for big supermarket shops. This is...More
the markets of Burkina are such a vibrant explosion of colour and life, well worth a visit, the cloth that is made in Burkina, if you feel good at haggling and are capable in French or have someone who is then this is the place...More