Souk des Teinturiers, Marrakech

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  • I happened upon the souk when looking for some place else though it was on my list of todo. I have to say while it was interesting to see i probably expected more. The mad did show me the dyes and... 
    I happened upon the souk when looking for some place else though it was on my list of todo. I have to say while it was interesting to see i probably expected more. The mad did show me the dyes and...  more »
  • This advice applies in most cases in the Medina, however, it seems more so in this souk, the spruikers, seem quite desperate, to get your attention, we find a smile and a polite no, mostly works, if.....  more
    This advice applies in most cases in the Medina, however, it seems more so in this souk, the spruikers, seem quite desperate, to get your attention, we find a smile and a polite no, mostly works, if.....  more »
  • As you go south of Souk Chouari you will find the colourful Dyer’s Souk or Souk des Teinturiers. It is one of the most photo worthy areas of Marrakech Medina. You can see yards upon yards of dyed... 
    As you go south of Souk Chouari you will find the colourful Dyer’s Souk or Souk des Teinturiers. It is one of the most photo worthy areas of Marrakech Medina. You can see yards upon yards of dyed...  more »
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  • Just be careful while shopping madina is a place of bargain. Always remember being a tourist you have every right to reject and bargain. People just grab you and try to take you in control you have to stop them and make it clear you are in control not them.
  • it's fascinating to see the work of the wool painters. the whole market has a lot of craftsman who allow you to watch. however, beware as they will normally expect you to buy something and the price will be much higher then for someone who just passed by. also there are a lot of pickpockets and "guides" who will volunteer to help - they're not doing it out of the kindness of their hearts but so that you'd give them a couple hundred dirhams, and also they'll take you to the shops of their friends and family where you'd pay 3 or 4 times what you'd pay for anything in any other shop.
  • If you can bargain well you can get great stuff at a cheap cost. Never accept a vendor's first offer. Always go down. They will almost always meet you for a better deal
  • You can get practically anything here! But be prepared to negotiate prices and deal with persistent salespeople. Also, watch out for scooters passing through the halls.
  • There are literally a billion things inside this maze and your eyes will have a hard time spotting it all. The souk is divided in areas such as metal, lighting, clothing, leather,... ask for a price and they definitely will tell you a ridicolously high price. Try to bargain with a starting price 20% of their price and be steady so you can meet them at 30 or 40%, definitely not more! Be cautious like anywhere else for pickpockets and people trying to guide you around for money. One golden tip: go on Friday which is couscous day for the locals as you will see that it is waaaay less crowded in the souks. (also not all shops open, around 80%)

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