Marche Dantokpa, Cotonou

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Explore one of largest and busiest open-air markets in West Africa at Marche Dantokpa, which plays a vital role in the nation's economy. Often described as a city within a city, the commercial center is packed with wooden stalls, huts, and umbrellas across an area of 20 hectares (50 acres). Explore the narrow, crowded streets and browse a dizzying array of goods, ranging from electronics, homemade crafts, and voodoo talismans, to exotic fruits, live animals, and spices. The heat can get exhausting, so always carry water with you. Make Marche Dantokpa a part of your Cotonou vacation plans using our Cotonou online itinerary planner .
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  • International market it is very well animated and it has a diversity of products to take your breath away. We have many people to experience once in Benin
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  • Of course the Yovo is constantly challenged, otherwise no harassment or dishonesty, the vendors are friendly, curious or ignore you. Thousands of stalls offer plethora and variety of everything that can be found in Cotonou, negotiations of rigour. Colors, smiles, scents, odors and interactions, a place of life and Exchange become symbol of West African trade.
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  • This market is particularly impressive. Thousands of stand of fabrics, foods, and other trinkets. Just gigantic. A must do if you come in Cotonou and on the outskirts.
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  • Biggest market you van even get lost. But you find everything there
  • You get what you want at any time
  • Awesome memories still abound.
  • You will find anything you want here
  • It's a nice place to visit
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