Honiara Central Market, Honiara

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A bustling labyrinth of interesting flavors and sights, Honiara Central Market offers tourists a rare and authentic glimpse into Melanesian culture. Here you can browse through a wide range of local produce including exotic fruit, rows of gigantic, freshly caught tuna fish, and intricate arrays of the Solomon Islands' famed shell jewelry. Mostly sourced from the surrounding villages, these goods sell at very reasonable prices, and it is not customary to haggle. Bring plenty of small notes, keep one eye out for pickpockets, and bear in mind that no toilet facilities exist on site. Plan your visit to Honiara Central Market and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Honiara sightseeing planner.
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  • Taken to the market on a tour- bought some beautiful melon. Fresh food in abundance but we were not taken to the fish section which apparently reeks and puts tourists off. We found the grinding povert...  more »
  • There are several shops in the back that serve snacks, and you can eat at an affordable price. There were a lot of huish and chips and curry.
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  • Lots of fish to be seen here, but its pretty stinky and crowded. Good experience overall!
  • Open every day except Sunday. Produce is always changing depending on what is available. Fruits and vegetables are sold in priced bunches or heaps. Fresh fish at waterfront, jewellery and other items at rear, clothing on the side. Fascinating view into local life.
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