Sidon Souks
Sidon Souks
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Gaby85🇱🇧🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪
Beirut, Lebanon4,234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Saida's old souk is exactly what you might imagine an Arabian bazaar to look like, complete with stone archways and shops selling everything from fruits to souvenirs. Along with the Debbane Palace, many old religious sites are scattered throughout the souk in the labyrinth of twisting alleyways.
Written 9 June 2023
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houssam_sabry
Oakville, Canada110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
An ancient sook, colourful and incredibly busy. Loved it, although you need to be careful for young kids safety (traffic)
Written 27 May 2023
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar12,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
This is the original Souq still used by locals, with lots of paved lanes of stores with merchants houses in various states of repair above them. Unfortunately I visited on a Friday when the Souq is closed all day, but I can imagine the bustle and experience of a normal
Market day. Worth a visit ..but not on Fridays!.
Written 6 March 2023
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Sunshine Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
great tour on a sunny day, the boat trip by sea - great experience to discover the whole city from the sea side...Its a must
Written 31 October 2022
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,849 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Loved the fact that this is not a tourist souk but patronised more by localswhich gives you a real local flavour to the souk. Very busy but definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 June 2020
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Halcatra
Edinburgh, UK477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is a very nice, traditional Arabic souk. You can find a little bit of everything, clothes, souvenirs, local products, food, etc. For us it was the first souk we visited in Lebanon but not the last. It is a great labyrinth where you can get lost and found many times.
Written 19 February 2020
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Although not as atmospheric as some older towns in the Arab world, the souks of Sidon are certainly interesting and photogenic. All sorts of sundry items are for sale. It makes for a great wander.
Written 5 January 2020
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Maria P
Maidstone, UK192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We visited two Souks in Lebanon and this one was by far the best. Well worth a visit because it remains so authentic. A busy Souk used by locals to do their shopping.Very few tourists. Little labyrinthine streets full of old artisan type shops, e.g. shoe making shops and chairs but there is also lots of typical food. It is worth tasting their specialities here. People are quite sensitive to have their photo taken, so respect those who do not wish to have photos taken. Very relaxing little places where you can have a drink and watch the locals play backgammon.
Written 14 October 2019
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,027 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Yes it is close on Friday afternoon and everyone will tell you that is open!!!
Anyway we saw it just passing by before the Friday prayer but as we were planning to do other things we couldn’t stop and of course it was closed later. Anyway for what we saw the Souks is really full of colours and smells and wares and what I found really nice is the little roads inside the souks very very interesting!
Written 12 October 2019
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Jay3449
Swindon, UK750 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I've been to many Souks across the middle east and it was a joy to find that the Souk in Sidon remains almost entirely used for locals rather than full of "tourist tat" (there is a small bit of it about if you want some but not too much!)

Finally electric scooters/mopeds are allowed in so watch your back and listen out for "beep beeps!"
Written 1 October 2019
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