Honiara Central Market, Honiara

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#2 of 16 in Things to do in Honiara
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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  • Great variety of fruit and vegetables, fish and chicken etc but you have to choose your goods carefully as some of the frozen fish or chicken can off or dated. Most of benches used for selling ornamen...  more »
  • I heard that it was a holiday on Sunday, but only vegetable sales were open though it was small. Because the price varies depending on the seller, please buy it after comparing it well around several times. As for meat, the market is closed on Sundays, so it's a good idea to go to Bulkshop instead.
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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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