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Old Apia Market, Apia

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Find the perfect souvenir or taste local produce at Old Apia Market, a collection of produce, flea, and fish markets. Find dinner ingredients among the massive selection of fruits and vegetables, including coconuts and taro. If the day is very hot, pick up an ice-cold niu (a drinking coconut). Head to the fish market for the catch of the day and choose between yellowfin tuna, octopus, moray eels, and more unusual options like sea-cucumber gizzards. When you just need gifts to take home, browse the traditional, locally made crafts. Wood carvings, kava bowls, and woven mats make great souvenirs, or pick up a brightly colored, versatile sarong. Bartering is allowed. With our online itinerary creator, Apia attractions like Old Apia Market can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Like all of these markets the asking price is way too high. We purchased a shell necklace for a friend the asking price was 20 Tala I ended up paying 8. This is typical of the markets worldwide.  more »
  • this place is dirty and you get hassled by the sellers in my opinion the place should be knocked over and rebuilt. Walking around you have to watch your step the walk ways are made up of old timber an...  more »
  • This is a basic market nothing special. Not a tourist attraction. You can go if you want to buy something.  more »

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Apia's many lodging options include everything from budget hotels and family-run guesthouses, to glitzy resorts and luxury seaside lodges. The area surrounding the city harbor and the neighborhood of Togafuafua offer a good selection of rooms, many of which lie within easy walking distance of museums, city markets, and the central district. Consider heading for the Milinuu Peninsula if you're interested in upscale hotels, which provide quick access to nightlife and dining. For a more economical option, try staying a little farther inland, in areas offering lower rates than their oceanfront counterparts.
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