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Address: Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana
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Traditional music and dance workshops blend with a seaside resort location...

Traditional music and dance workshops blend with a seaside resort location to make for a serene yet industrious getaway.

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Hawkers..!

Really Nice collections from original artists like carvings, paintings, fabrics and hand bags etc., but hawkers are there as soon as entered the market.. Must be an expert to... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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Mumbai, India
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If the Africans could stop pestering you from the moment you arrive then folk would probably spend more. Beware of buying inside because the light is poor and you may get an inferior product. You need to be strong and ignore the pestering. It would be a great place to meander around but they won't let you.

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Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Really Nice collections from original artists like carvings, paintings, fabrics and hand bags etc., but hawkers are there as soon as entered the market.. Must be an expert to bargain.. Felt slightly higher side prices..

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

You will get mobbed as soon as you arrive, but just keep walking and they start to leave you alone. Most of the vendors start out with a pretty high price. Divide their initial price by 4-6.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

enjoyed the visit and picked up a variety of carved wooden masks, ornaments, etc as gifts. the shops along the road to the far left give you an option to see the woodworkers/painters in action. Note that there will be many options to buy the same things at various different shops, so you can choose where to buy and you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

The hawkers will not leave your side and they will make sure you visit every shop. But they are good people. Make sure your negotiate a lot before buying. I suggest start from 50% of the cost.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

A convenient place to visit which is nice and close to Accra however, it is extremely overpriced- and that is coming from someone who is half Ghanaian and visited the place with someone who is a Ga! I purchased two large giraffes which I fell in love with. I then went to the Art centre in Legon and found them... More 

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Ibadan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Its an old place and we had to visit the place because it was very close to our hotel. though very old place its a place to visit all the same

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Accra
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Their artifacts are too costly and no much creativity....

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Accra
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

A good place to visit. Not too far from city of Accra

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