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Your Favorite Finds from the World's Best Markets

From the classic Parisian flea markets to the souks of Morocco, international bazaars are a vibrant feast for BT shutterbugs.

By The Budget Travel Editors, Friday, Sep 20, 2013, 6:00 PM

Source Article: Your Favorite Finds from the World's Best Markets

"Cleaning up in the marketplace: colorful soaps in the open market in Nice, France."

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"The Nishiki Market in Kyoto, Japan."

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"The souk in Marrakech is a difficult place to move through in a quick and efficient manner—unless you are pulling a huge cart of colorful yarn."

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"Walking through a local Vietnamese market to shop for a cooking lesson, I was struck by the vibrant green vegetables available for sale."

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"These beautiful brass wares were on display on a rainy day in the souk of Chefchouen, Morocco."

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"Venice—getting vegetables to market in a water city!"

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"Walking through a traditional souk in Muscat, the capital of Oman, I stumbled upon a lovely, colorful market for trinkets and jewelry."

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"A young girl dressed in donated western clothing selling smoked Atlantic fish in the Takoradi Market Circle, from a trip to Ghana in April of 2008."

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"Market tomatoes in Italy."

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"The Paris Christmas market between Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées is crowded but exciting."

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"Fish market in Busan, Korea, at night. It's very lively and vivid!"

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"Puppets for sale at a market in Old Town, Shanghai."

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"This picture was taken in the market of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, as negotiations over the sale of a pig were taking place."

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"Lovely spices found in the open-air market in Nice, France."

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"Slabs of salt for sale in the market in Mopti, Mali. The salt is transported from Taoudenni to Timbuktu by camel and then by boat to Mopti."

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"I was walking through a market in Saquisili, Ecuador, and this lady, surrounded by onions, caught my eye."

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"Candy at La Boqueria market, Barcelona."

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"Lamps at a Turkish spice market."

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"Collection of vintage glass soda-water bottles at the flea market in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Southern France."

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"Hydrangeas for sale in a Paris flower market off the Seine."

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"I captured these beautiful spices in the 13th-century market in old Cairo called Khan-el-Khalili."

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"It was market day in Mykonos when our small ship visited there."

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"The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona."

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"Shopping in Argentina: just a few of the items at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires."

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"The 'floating market' in Bangkok, Thailand. A one-of-a-kind market where visitors can purchase anything from souvenirs to fried bananas cooked on a boat!"

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"Fruit stands are as plentiful in Sri Lanka as fast-food places are in the United States."

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"Wherever you look in one of the medinas of Tunisia, brightly colored plates are for sale."

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"A box full of brightly colored thread in the weekly market at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in Provence."

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"This fish market located on the docks in Portland, Maine, was very colorful and quaint."

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"The bull market in Jamkhed, India, is located approximately eight hours southeast of Mumbai. All the bulls were beautifully painted and adorned with necklaces."

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"Beautiful fish in the market in Papeete, Tahiti."

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"A Guatemalan market."

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"Especially true during the holidays, Seattle's iconic Pike Place Market can't be missed when visiting the beautiful Emerald City. Perched on a hillside overlooking Elliott Bay, the market is a multilevel maze of shops, produce stands, seafood stalls, cut-flower vendors, and restaurants."

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"This enterprising person wheeled his market around Lhasa, Tibet."

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"Barcelona's La Boqueria Market has stalls dedicated to just about everything edible you could ever want. This is a stall dedicated just to spices. A market has been held in this location since the 1200s—and shows no signs of slowing down."

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