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Belen, Iquitos

Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
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Visit the wild and eclectic Belen. The vast marketplace is part of the Belen district, also known as the "Venice of Latin America" for its often flooded streets and homes built on stilts. After touring the Itaya River's watery environs by boat, disembark on dry land to take in the gritty culture of the impoverished Belen neighborhood and immerse yourself in the smells and sounds of the lively marketplace. You can find almost everything in the numerous rows of stands expanding over several streets, especially fruits, vegetables and animal products. Purchase locally grown produce, exotic fruit, fresh fish, or colorful spices. Strolling the crowded market you might see controversial animal products, local delicacies, "magic" potions, vibrant clothing, and many other memorable things unavailable anywhere else. Before you head to Iquitos, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Iquitos trip generator, to make sure you see all that Iquitos has to offer, including Belen.
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  • Bethlehem is an area known as the Peruvian benecia. in January to June, it is best to visit and its streets by canoe. If counter iquitos I recommend you to visit the market in Bethlehem find all...
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  • Place called Pasaje Paquito, where you can find drinks is very eye-catching and interesting exotic and natural medicine. But also note that they sell animal skins and heads of pink dolphins that are used as amulets. That is rather sad. Do not visit the floating neighborhood because it was dry season. The market needs more careful. There is a lot of garbage. And the recommended is that they are not alone.
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  • I went to Belen in september and I have to say it was the most interesting market I've been to. I have seen many crazy things in e.g. Bangkok markets, but this one is top. I don't think it's unsafe pl...  read more »
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