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“rabbit warren”(3 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Old City, Sidon, Lebanon
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All reviews falafel rabbit warren old town fruit traditional market buy goods the hustle and bustle nice place sea castle souks atmosphere locals souvenirs shop maze beirut butcher
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this part of the city least. On one site it caters a typical arabic market. On the other it is stressful, noisy, underorganized and unpleasant.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 218janv
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t many souks where you find a butchers shop with beef carcasses hanging outside next to a shop selling tourist trinkets, but you’ll find that here!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Padburygal
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

I find walking in the old Sidon Souks super relaxing and stress reliving since the old walls surrounding you just get you peace and relaxation. Sidon obviously is one of my favorite cities for it’s the oldest 5th city to ever exist.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hadzka
Reviewed 20 January 2019

But with nice shops selling delicious sweets, and fruit and vegetables. People are friendly, though not so used to tourists there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Absolutely amazing! We loved it so much. It was like stepping back in time through the alleyways. It was a really nice hour or so spent walking through the tight small alleyways, hearing people haggling and buying. The Hustle and bustle of a traditional Arabian...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 543faisalm
Reviewed 17 October 2018

After visiting the sea castle, the souks are just across the street. Did not enjoy it much as it was extremely dirty in my opinion with trash flouting around everywhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Arrived in a great sunshine morning and the place was in a peace scene, most restaurant and cafe are just opened and we hired a boat and went off to a nearby island tour which is extremely cheap for the whole boat, 15 minutes ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AmaniHsiao
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

A real rabbit warren. So many different things. And unlike some, not the same pressure to buy. Not worth a trip from Beirut, but if combined with other attractions, then fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Thowdmon
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing special about this souq except that it has some original old buildings , you can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables and drink fresh dates juice , the area is neglected and not very suitable for tourists

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hudatareq91
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going to Lebanon for years and have never visited Sidon before. I immediately fell in love with it’s history and beautiful old buildings. This place really is a time warp, you could be in the 1800’s here! The souks are a bit touristy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nicole_ontrend
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