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Paddy's Market

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Address: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, Nsw, 2000, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Good place for souvenirs

If you are looking for cheap, china made souvenirs (key chain, magnet, soft toys, t-shirt), this is a good place in Sydney CBD. Do survey a few stalls before jumping in and buy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The market themselves are fairly standard, knock offs and lots of imported Chinese goods typical of commercial markets you find in most cities around the world. The fruit and veg area is great, cheaper than the supermarkets and super fresh. PARKING IS A RIPOFF! $35 for the privilege to shop at a market? And then they whinge about people shopping... More 

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Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for cheap, china made souvenirs (key chain, magnet, soft toys, t-shirt), this is a good place in Sydney CBD. Do survey a few stalls before jumping in and buy as there many stalls selling similar items however the price varies.

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Thank Soon Yiu O
Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stall after stall of mostly poorly made junk. No interesting crafts. I would totally skip it; there are much better shopping areas in town.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Many cheap souvenir stands, all selling the same products. Some clothing stall, again very repetitive. No quality products but great for cheap presents.

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Thank Tabatha1998
Reading, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a good size market area. However the stalls are pretty much the same. A lot of tacky tourist stuff.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got ripped off. $10.00 massage ended up being $55.00. Dont know who or why but these guys are scammers! When we questioned them they got angry and very defensive. We got quiet scared! If they approach you- SAY NO! We contacted Paddys markets to report this issue and after 3 follow up emails have had no response.

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Thank Sarah D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had no idea what this was until i got there. Sort of assumed from the name it was an irish thing - maybe thats in its history. Nice spot and the produce looked delicious. Good pricing too. Lot of tourist items to buy also. Worth a visit if you like markets and located in a great area for further sightseeing

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Thank Christine123858211
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Masses of stalls mainly selling the same thing - and pretty cheap. The first floor has shops as well, and the second floor has outlet shops. The free shuttle offered on their website is currently. It running.

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Star707, Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are those of us who derive great comfort from retail therapy, and who love the opportunity to browse through very large arrays of things we don't need, just to discover that there is something that we fall in love with instantly and must have: perhaps a feather boa in case we attend a fancy dress party, or an end... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically a mall on the upper two floors, the bottom floor is an organized, but jam packed market full of Austalia related souvenirs. Many of the stalls have similar types of goods. Prices of similar items are priced the same at different stalls. While negotiation is limited compared to Asian countries you can "package" items. You can get discounts based... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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