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Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses

Marrakech medina is an assault to the senses. The souk is a visual feast of colours – from clothes to shoes to spices and jewelries. Yes, it’s a shopping paradise for those who love colours, moorish designs and fashion. The best thing about this souk is that the vendors are respectful. They don’t harass you to buy something from them. They’d call your attention once or twice to what they’re selling but a polite “thanks” is enough for them to know that you’re just window shopping. The vendors here are the exact opposite of the ones in the medina in Fez who are worst I ever had in Morocco.

Marrakech Medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

The medina was the an economic and political capital of ancient Morocco.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Today, it is known as a shopping mecca for everything you’ve ever wanted to buy.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

For the moneyed tourists, it’s a delightful place for delightful things. For backpackers on a budget, buying little souvenirs is all we could ever afford. 

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Here in this medina, you’ll find uniquely designed clothes and colourful scarves.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

They have everything leather – bags, belts, shoes, wallets, etc. 

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Lantern of all shapes, sizes and designs hang from the ceilings. 

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Things made of steel, metals, irons, tins, aluminums, copper, bronze, gold and silver are ubiquitous.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Spices? No problem. You’ve got a lot to choose from.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Traditional medicines and beauty products are sold together like they’re inseparable combination.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

While strolling, notice the doors, walls, gates, ceilings and columns. The design would never fail to amaze you.

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

There are murals, too. 

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Observe local life. 

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

And if you’re lucky, you’ll find Nasser, who’s busy making things out of a sheep’s skin. 

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Do you know that part of the “Sex and City 2” was shot here? Remember that scene when the girls got in trouble in the middle of the market and they were rescued by women wearing burqas? Well, that was not shot in Dubai but here.

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Tips for the shoppers:
Haggle wisely. Make sure you and the vendor are both happy with the price. If you’re not happy with what’s quoted to you, move on. You’ll find more shops around the area, selling the same thing you want so bad. 

Medina in Marrakech is an Assault to the Senses (Morocco).

Morning at the medina in Marrakech, Morocco.

Other nearby tourist attractions in the medina are: Djemaa El Fna and Koutoubia Mosque.

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