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Address: Mendana Avenue, Honiara, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
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Crowded, dirty underfoot but great priced fruit

This place is definitely worth a visit. It's crowded with locals selling & buying their food supplies. It's a grotty, dirty place, especially the open drain down in the fish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DianneKamerling
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Cooroy, Australia
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Cooroy, Australia
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely worth a visit. It's crowded with locals selling & buying their food supplies. It's a grotty, dirty place, especially the open drain down in the fish market area, but disregard all that if you are wanting to pick up some good fruit/vegetables/fish or even a souvenir. We bought pawpaw & bananas for a very good price... More 

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Australia
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90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

If you've time a wander around the market is always recommended. The fresh veges, fruit, root crops and seafood are interspersed with a variety of coconut oils, soaps, sarongs, hand woven baskets, shell money, shell necklaces and an assortment of handicrafts. Saturdays are particularly busy mornings, but it is always a colourful experience.

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1 Thank WanderingTraveller79
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great opportunity to see all fruits, vegetables, fish and some artifact...you can eat as well. Was very safe and friendly people. Feel free as well to take great photos.

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1 Thank ecomanvila
Sydney
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52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Its a working market, not really a tourist attraction. Was interesting to see the produce and chat to some locals.

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Thank melsmac1
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you like to shop for fresh produce, go there. You will see the part of local living but there is not much for tourists to buy and unfortunately as many places in Honiara, there was full of rubbish. I was mindful of pickpockets but I was shocked when a man tapped on my hand that was holding a slushee... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A must do if your in the Honiara CBD. Excellent range of local fresh produce and fish. Need to be careful with pick pockets as you would in any marketplace.

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Thank Roy4670
Tamborine Mountain, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the market the locals go to. But unlike other Pacific Islands the solomons is full of thugs and crooks. The market is also filthy, absolutely filthy, nowhere that you would go as a tourist destination.

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1 Thank sulua92
Sydney
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Honiara Central Market is a great place to observe a snapshot of Solomon Islands commerce in one hit. Most of SI farming is subsistence, and the surplus ends up here at the Honiara Central Market. It's not a place to stop and watch, you need to keep moving, and it's one of the busiest places in Guadalcanal. You'll find everything... More 

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2 Thank AshleyWSydney
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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915 reviews
587 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I love local markets. You get to see odd produce, interesting souvenirs, wonderful fish, and local people dressed in their usual clothes. Many markets now have people resistant to photographs. Not here. People are happy to pose and be photographed. They are very friendly and you can get some great pictures in a truly local environment.

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Thank dmittleman
Florence, Italy
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

There is not much sightseeing to do in Honiara. The Central Market is a nice place to go to enjoy some local flavors. Loads of fresh vegetables and fruits on sale. Beautiful and inviting fish. Of course clothes. Nobody tries to force their merchandise on the tourist. People are very friendly.

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