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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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  • We all love a crazy bazaar… Just be ready for people everywhere inside and out - and of course selling every type of imaginable item whether you can imagine using it or not! 
    We all love a crazy bazaar… Just be ready for people everywhere inside and out - and of course selling every type of imaginable item whether you can imagine using it or not!  more »
  • Fortunately I visited Dantokpa with a friend and he knew where to park and how to navigate the market. Great place to find West African cloth of any quality and pattern. Looks like you can find... 
    Fortunately I visited Dantokpa with a friend and he knew where to park and how to navigate the market. Great place to find West African cloth of any quality and pattern. Looks like you can find...  more »

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