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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.

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

    (Courtesy Flightdirector/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "The Nishiki Market in Kyoto, Japan."

    (Courtesy ateliercypher/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "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."

    (Courtesy awc007/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "Walking through a local Vietnamese market to shop for a cooking lesson, I was struck by the vibrant green vegetables available for sale."

    (Courtesy kva1223/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "These beautiful brass wares were on display on a rainy day in the souk of Chefchouen, Morocco."

    (Courtesy dlj668/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "Venice—getting vegetables to market in a water city!"

    (Courtesy figs4me/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "Walking through a traditional souk in Muscat, the capital of Oman, I stumbled upon a lovely, colorful market for trinkets and jewelry."

    (Courtesy kates0486/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "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."

    (Courtesy anthonymaw/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Market tomatoes in Italy."

    (Courtesy trinity375/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "The Paris Christmas market between Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Élysées is crowded but exciting."

    (Courtesy writeonthebeach/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "Fish market in Busan, Korea, at night. It's very lively and vivid!"

    (Courtesy wlwlqo99/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "Puppets for sale at a market in Old Town, Shanghai."

    (Courtesy dlj668/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "This picture was taken in the market of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, as negotiations over the sale of a pig were taking place."

    (Courtesy rsundeen/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "Lovely spices found in the open-air market in Nice, France."

    (Courtesy Flightdirector/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "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."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "I was walking through a market in Saquisili, Ecuador, and this lady, surrounded by onions, caught my eye."

    (Courtesy petera/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "Candy at La Boqueria market, Barcelona."

    (Courtesy dlj668/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "Lamps at a Turkish spice market."

    (Courtesy caitlincooper/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Collection of vintage glass soda-water bottles at the flea market in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Southern France."

    (Courtesy wendydreaney/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Hydrangeas for sale in a Paris flower market off the Seine."

    (Courtesy laratada/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "I captured these beautiful spices in the 13th-century market in old Cairo called Khan-el-Khalili."

    (Courtesy egyptianheidi/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "It was market day in Mykonos when our small ship visited there."

    (Courtesy mingojct/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona."

    (Courtesy mlboyer1/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "Shopping in Argentina: just a few of the items at the San Telmo market in Buenos Aires."

    (Courtesy sssnancysss/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "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!"

    (Courtesy efraz/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "Fruit stands are as plentiful in Sri Lanka as fast-food places are in the United States."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Wherever you look in one of the medinas of Tunisia, brightly colored plates are for sale."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "A box full of brightly colored thread in the weekly market at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, in Provence."

    (Courtesy wendydreaney/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "This fish market located on the docks in Portland, Maine, was very colorful and quaint."

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "The bull market in Jamkhed, India, is located approximately eight hours southeast of Mumbai. All the bulls were beautifully painted and adorned with necklaces."

    (Courtesy tmalave4/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Beautiful fish in the market in Papeete, Tahiti."

    (Courtesy caitlincooper/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "A Guatemalan market."

    (Courtesy rsundeen/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "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."

    (Courtesy oldfashiongirl/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "This enterprising person wheeled his market around Lhasa, Tibet."

    (Courtesy jfenson/myBudgetTravel)
  35. "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."

    (Courtesy oldfashiongirl/myBudgetTravel)

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