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Interesting and should see at least once

The oldest market in Kano. Very large but without a guide you could easily get lost in it. Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard N
The Historic Market and the Most abandon Place in Kano history

This is the 1st market in Kano state where all the trans- Saharan traders meet for trading purposes... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Yau_Kantsi
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Kano, Nigeria
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Supposedly this is the largest market in Africa.
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4 weeks ago
“Interesting and should see at least once”
21 Jul 2017
“The Historic Market and the Most abandon Place in Kano history”
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Kano, Nigeria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest market in Kano. Very large but without a guide you could easily get lost in it. Lots of small shops, small walkways and quite dirty. If you have a guide that knows the market, great place to get just about whatever you may...More

Thank Richard N
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is the 1st market in Kano state where all the trans- Saharan traders meet for trading purposes in the olden days. Nowadays is a market where you get everything traditional. However, the place is abandon in all aspects: no good roads, no good security,...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

It is positioned almost at the centre of Kano City, slightly away from Emir's Palace and the Kano Central mosque. It dated centuries ago with some parts built with mud. It dates centuries back with history almost parallel to Katsina and Gao i.e since Slave...More

2  Thank drsk91
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

The scents of incense, fresh fruit meet you at the Kurmi market which has many entrances and exits. Dusty, confusing full of everything you need and more. But the most interesting thing is the market's history..it was part of the slave trade. Do your research...More

8  Thank A H
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

This is a very huge market and if you like bargain and see day to day life...this is the pllce to go..If you are from any western countries that like malls and are fussy..please don't go here ..u probably won't like it!!

8  Thank rrajs
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

Excellent place to purchase locally woven materials, dyed materials, sculptures (mostly animals like giraffe, elephants, ducks etc), carved stones, silver jewelries, beaded jewelries, jewelry box, leather (cow hide mostly - but genuine leather all the same) shoes, bags, wallets, stuffed animals, local musical instruments (best...More

9  Thank ijamilu
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