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Marche Dantokpa, Cotonou

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Explore one of largest and busiest open-air markets in West Africa at Marche Dantokpa, which plays a vital role in the nation's economy. Often described as a city within a city, the commercial center is packed with wooden stalls, huts, and umbrellas across an area of 20 hectares (50 acres). Explore the narrow, crowded streets and browse a dizzying array of goods, ranging from electronics, homemade crafts, and voodoo talismans, to exotic fruits, live animals, and spices. The heat can get exhausting, so always carry water with you. Make Marche Dantokpa a part of your Cotonou vacation plans using our Cotonou online itinerary planner.
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  • It could be a frustrating and chaotic experience for non-Africans, but I believe that every traveler should visit this market. You can find many thinks from food, fabrics, handicrafts, etc (it...  more »
  • I love visiting out door markets when I travel, and this being Africas largest made it to tempting not to visit! I went early, about 8-9 AM because it is cooler. It is busy, sure, but no where have I....  more »

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