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This is definitely the place to buy your souvenirs and handicrafts of Burkina Faso. The artisans work on site and you can talk to them about their work (if you speak French).
We went on our first day in the country, but I think it...More
Stopped by for an hour during a business trip and was impressed by how well this place is organized. Plenty of different little shops. Art crafted right behind the stores. Excellent, quality articles.
Don’t forget to bargain though ;-)
We were particularly taken by the large contemporary bronze pieces. Would like to have bought one, but with little French, it all seemed to hard to negotiate shipping. Way better than your average tourist tat market.
I went to Burkina for work but had a couples hours free.
If you want to buy a souvenir from Burkina, this is the place to go. You'll find hand craft of all kind since its the best artisan from all the country.
We have visited many handicrafts market around the world and was somewhat sceptical when going there. But to our surprise it proofed to be a very interesting visit. This is a co operative where the artists produce their items on the market. We found a...More
I visited twice during my 10 day trip. It takes a while to navigate all the vendors and decide what things you are interested in buying. Most of the vendors are very warm and welcoming and I never felt pressured to buy. My friend and...More
There are so many shops or boutiques at the VAO, though less than a few years ago, that it would be advised - if your schedule can afford it - to go several times. Another recommendation would be to take your time as there is...More
Short drive from downtown, this place has all the souvenirs and gifts you need. I bought snake wallets for $10, two snake leather bags for $50-$70 and one lizard leather bag for $70. Village is grouped according to artisans and you walk by the shops...More
If you're looking to buy local items - jewellery, wooden crafts, items made from gourds, clothing and so on this is a good option. Way less hectic that the main market with a relaxed vibe. Nice to see many items being made on site and...More