Sholla Market
Sholla Market
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Cassandra Tesch
Berkeley, CA151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
This is a great place to come for
Spices, baskets and other local products in an environment not as overwhelming as Merkato. I bought local baskets and black seeds. This is a great place to get coffee accessories to go with your jebena.
Written 1 January 2024
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Written 6 January 2024
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Addisadvisor
Titchfield, UK9,999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I write this as someone who lives in Shola area. It was Addis Eats/Goaddis tours who started taking folk to Shola M. Very good idea.

1. Far less hassle for tourists OR foreign residents... than in Mekarto.
2. Less traffic jams on the way in, in fact none.
3. Smaller and for a tourist more genuine view of the main market for the eastern suburbs..
4. Lovely people BUT do ask before taking pictures.
Written 21 March 2022
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Written 29 November 2023
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Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Sholla Local Market in Addis Ababa is a great market to visit. It is less crowded than the famous Merkato Market. Sholla Market is a great option for visitors who don't feel comfortable with big crowds. It is also a nice marketplace to interact with locals and make photos freely. It is still the same bargaining for price when you are shopping. If you are taking pictures of individuals, it is appropriate to ask for their permissions before. Taking photoshoots of general scenes is normally accepted.
Written 13 December 2020
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Written 29 November 2023
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Saiqua Ferdous
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
we got some athletic gear from the place. Real cheap. I got a suitcase too. You have to know how to bargain. Some silver ornaments.
Written 26 November 2019
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I hope you found it well! Business contact info - what's up +251963727196 email.yayehyradt@yahoo.com
Written 29 November 2023
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Allen A Hale
Udon Thani Province, Thailand112 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I planned my visit to the Sholla Market based upon my experiences visiting markets throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao, Malaysia, and Nepal. I am a serious amateur photographer. I found markets to offer wonderful opportunities to photograph people going about their daily life as well as great places to interact with local people.

My experience at the Sholla Market to be quite different. I went with a local guide and I strongly recommend that you use one. The vendors, in general, refused to be photographed. I found most of the vendors to be rather surly and sensed an overall negative vibe at the market.

The walkways are uneven, very narrow and were muddy due to recent rains making footing, at times, challenging.

I can not recommend a visit to the market.
Written 19 October 2019
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So sorry to hear that you had bad experience . Unfortunately that mean you didn't meet our partner ! However next time we are curious to meet you again and give you the best experience . Business contact info - what's up +251963727196 email.yayehyradt@yahoo.com
Written 29 November 2023
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Buffy1208
Pretoria, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Good advise - Visit Sholla Market to experience a true Ethiopian Day to Day Market.

The Sholla Market is a maze of alleys filled with life and products; friendly traders selling vegetables, spices, frankincense, traditional dresses along Chinese T shirts and jeans, Ethiopian woven baskets and Chinese plastic, live chickens and false banana powder. Even though we were overwhelmed by the sights and smells, we shopped, made our contribution to the economy and left with a bag filled with precious experiences, our own truly authentic Ethiopian woven basket and coffee pot (Jebena).

Written 6 June 2018
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Great.We thank you for the review about Shola market what taking place the real life style of the people!
Written 7 June 2018
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TheRealKhalilah
Estados Unidos121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Shola market is bustling! You can find everything from food and spices, to clothing and home goods. It’s worth a visit but I recommend traveling their with a guide. Wear covered shoes and beware of pickpockets.
Written 22 May 2018
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Thank you very much. Sure for all guests more recommended to go with locals or guide. Business contact info - what's up +251963727196 email.yayehyradt@yahoo.com
Written 29 November 2023
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Doug C
Devizes300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Busy local market with everything from plastic buckets through to locally made goods.

Fun to haggle but don't over do it, people need to make a living.

All the smells and sounds of Addis Ababa.
Written 29 April 2018
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Written 29 November 2023
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loveDCA
Washington DC, DC1,139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Sunday morning is a lot less chaotic and crowded, although that also means less vendors and stores. The market offers everything from the fermented banana, coffee, spices, clothes, and basically anything you can think of needing. Most of the vendors didn’t mind you poking around and were pleasant, even knowing that you’re likely not going to buy anything.
Written 24 December 2017
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RichardDenise
Johannesburg, South Africa67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
oh dear! Our guide did not want to take us here! be careful he warned. your mobile will be stolen. What nonsense! it could be stolen anywhere!. this is a chaotic place where you see very few tourists. local smells, alley ways of clothing, shoes, cook ware, traditional coffee decanters, incense burners, incense including frankincense! livestock, food, material - just everything! a real buzz! we would have spent more time but our guide was worried about his car! really worth a visit if you enjoy authentic living with the locals. I was looking for incense burners and incense and found both there - much to our guide's distress as he preferred a more sophisticated market!.
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Written 23 June 2017
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