Tourist Craft Market (Banjul)


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Tourist Craft Market (Banjul)

Contained inside the unmissable Albert Market, this compact sub-section specializes in items primarily geared at visitor shoppers - these include textiles and batiks, silver jewellery, traditional crafts (woven baskets and woodwork, especially masks), and more.


One rule to remember when shopping in Gambia is to be ruthless at haggling - in most cases, prices may be brought down by at least one-third of the original number. Neither Banjul nor its surroundings offer much of the western-style shopping some travelers may be expecting to find - there are little to none of glass display stores or shopping centres, with most shopping carried out at local markets or straight off hawker stalls. Items worth bringing back home include woodwork (masks, especially), fabrics, traditional jewelry and crafts, and even local treats and foodstuffs.