Suva Municipal Market, Suva (must see)
Choose your food: Fish? Freshwater prawns? Goat meat? Crab? Passion fruit? Taro? Cassava? Eggplant (also called “baigan” in Hindi or “baigani” in Fijian, depending on the language of the seller)?
Other merchants sell spices, freshly gathered shellfish, coconut oil and bundles of dalo (taro root). A section of new kiosks, toward the bus station, is the place to purchase “Indian sweets,” which range from overly sugary to savory. The variety of produce and seafood is boundless. You can easily spend an hour or more wandering the dimly lit corridors of this massive expanse of a market.
If you’re interested in purchasing souvenirs, you may want to segue over to the recently rebuilt Suva Flea Market (a block up Rodwell Road) directly across the street from the bus stand. The market has 160 shops in a streamlined, modern setting, more akin to a mall rather than the bazaar that characterized the earlier incarnation. There are also inexpensive but decent eateries inside the Suva Flea Market.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Suva. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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Walking Tours in Suva, Fiji
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles