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Sidon Souks, Sidon

(4.4/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Get a feel for the city and go shopping local-style in the rustic surroundings of Sidon Souks. Located in the very center of the old city, the traditional market provides a great opportunity to learn about the local culture firsthand. Mingle with the crowd and explore the bustling alleys, lined with innumerable shops, vendors, small cafes, and quaint restaurants, where you can try some of the regional specialties. Make sure you try the falafel, an all-time favorite in the area. You can also find some memorable hand-crafted souvenirs and jewelry made by the local artisans. Plan to see Sidon Souks and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sidon vacation planner.
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  • The souks in Sidon are far from a romantic Bazaar shopping experience. This area is intended less for tourists than for locals than normal shopping. For Europeans, it is often a bit tight and threatening although it is usually not. Features include many small shops in narrow streets, artisans who pursue her craft on the road. It may also well be that a slaughtered sheep holds a business and anyone can buy meat here. Even the SOAP Museum with adjoining shop where exactly explains how for centuries olive oil SOAP is manufactured here is interesting in the spooks
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  • Quick ride from Beirut, the souk is worth visiting because it's old and very well maintained, and not wholly touristical (which is nice to get some "local" feel). Inside the souk there is the soap mus...  more »
  • This souk is a real marketplace and not just set up for tourists. A joy to walk around to experience the sights and smells of a real Lebanese market. The atmosphere is brilliant and even if you find n...  more »