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Bakau Craft Market - Sand Art Shop

Atlantic Road, Bakau, Gambia
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such relaxing place

Baqau craft market. I go there and sit down with the people and jus relax. they are real nice... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
ahmey7000
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good place to get gifts to take back home

The arts and craft market has a line of shops with paintings, wood and metal carvings crafts... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Aarinola
,
Lagos, Nigeria
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Atlantic Road, Bakau, Gambia
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Baqau craft market. I go there and sit down with the people and jus relax. they are real nice people there like family. they don't get much business. so you will get very good deals on jewelry and clothes. the wooden statues hand made are...More

1  Thank ahmey7000
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The arts and craft market has a line of shops with paintings, wood and metal carvings crafts, african prints clothings shirts, dresses, wall batik paintings with various designs, fridge magnets, scarves that can be used as souvenirs. You will definitely have to haggle for prices,...More

1  Thank Aarinola
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place to go to beautiful wooden caving gorgeous . wish I could buy lots and lots of things .it's brilliant to just watch these people making these cavings

1  Thank hill29
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Local to Ngala Lodge Hotel, the goods here seem to be of a better quality than some of the other markets.

1  Thank Val L
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Love all the colourful costumes the local women wear.locals a bit too pushy with tourists just be firm and walk away.a poor country but so many locals have mobile phones

Thank jocelynhooton
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This craft market is a small selection of approximately 25 lockup shops on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Old Cape Road going from the centre of Bakau to Cape Point. We found there is quite a selection of locally produced items for sale. Some...More

Thank Frithwood
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Roaming about and popping in to each shop in the craft market to see and get what I want. Very nice environment, 2 minutes walk to the Bakau beach and to the local market where you get most of the nice fruits like mango, bananas,...More

Thank msumbunu
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love visiting the craft market where you can actually see the goods on sale being made. The shop keepers are keen to show you around their shops and are willing to talk to you and explain how they do things & if you buy...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

An enjoyable market to visit where there is no hard sell and you are able to look around each stall in relative peace. Obviously need to barter a little on the price but good fun. A little walk down the road is where the fishing...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

After visiting the country for over 30 years we always take school groups here. This safe, relaxed and authentic market offers value for money and some terrific souvenirs. Haggling is a must but all part of the experience. Any taxi driver will know where you...More

Thank Gordon I
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