Oddest Markets on Earth

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We go to market for foods and other household goods everyday. Markets are the place where we can buy necessary things. Therefore, we can see markets every where from poor countryside to luxurious cities. However, have you ever heard about a market where you can buy a bride, a market selling llama fetuses, or a market that you have to shop by boat? These markets are considered as the oddest markets in the world.

 

Bride market in Roma


Wearing lots of make-up and dressed in the most beautiful clothes and jewelry, thousands of teenage Gypsy girls in Roma were accompanied by their parents to arrive at an open-air bride market in order to look for Mr. Right who is willing to pay a large amount of money for his future wife. As the sale of goods, a young bride’s worth up to several thousand euros.

 


The market is in the village of Mogila near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It takes place on the first Saturday after the start of the orthodox Easter fast.

The market is in the village of Mogila near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. It takes place on the first Saturday after the start of the orthodox Easter fast.

 

Witches’ Market of La Paz, Bolivia


The Witches’ Market is one of the oddest markets in South America. The market is in the old quarter of La Paz. It has certainly become an attraction for curious tourists, selling everything from llama fetuses, dried frogs to countless talismans and potions.

 


The Witches’ Market, one of the oddest markets in South America

The Witches’ Market is one of the oddest markets in South America

 

Old Umbrella Shop in Launceston, northern Tasmania


The Old Umbrella Shop is a special store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania which is named in the World Heritage list. Built in the 1860s, the shop sells various umbrellas and other souvenirs.

The Old Umbrella Shop is a special store in central Launceston, northern Tasmania which is named in the World Heritage list. Built in the 1860s, the shop sells various umbrellas and other souvenirs.

 

Ka Firushi Bird market


Located in a dirty quarter next to the Old City’s Blue Mosque, Ka Firushi Bird market is so familiar to bird-keepers. In small open-fronted shops, shopkeepers sell canaries, bulbuls, budgerigars and other songbirds.

Located in a dirty quarter next to the Old City’s Blue Mosque, Ka Firushi Bird market is so familiar to bird-keepers. In small open-fronted shops, shopkeepers sell canaries, bulbuls, budgerigars and other songbirds.

 

Deyrolle shop in Paris


Deyrolle shop is where you can buy a stuffed elk, a frog\'s skeleton and you can also see many creatures of all sizes including butterflies, rabbits, foxes and geese and so on.

Deyrolle shop is the place where you can buy a stuffed elk, a frog\'s skeleton and you can also see many creatures of all sizes including butterflies, rabbits, foxes, geese and so on.

 

Muara Kuin Floating Market in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan


Muara Kuin Floating Market located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan is a traditional market where you shop by boat. The market sells many different items such as vegetables, fruits, all kinds of fish and other household goods

Muara Kuin Floating Market, located in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan is a traditional market where you shop by boat. The market sells many different items such as vegetables, fruits, all kinds of fish and other household goods

 

Freitag\'s Recycled Shipping Container Store


Freitag Shop in Zurich, Switzerland is so different from any other shops because it is built of containers and sells bags, made of recycle material.

Freitag Shop in Zurich, Switzerland is different from any other shops. Selling bags, it is built of containers and recycle material.

 

The fetish market (voodoo) market in Lome


The Lome voodoo fetish market in Togo, West Africa is one among many across Africa that sells animal parts to make potions for good health and to ward off evil

The Lome voodoo fetish market in Togo, West Africa sells animal parts to make potions for good health and ward off evil

 

Rope store in Japan


Rope is a store selling items that are different from any others. It is where you can find all the girls’ often-used items such as uniforms, shirts and make-up and so on

Rope is a store selling items that are different from any others. It is the place where you can find all the girls’ often-used items such as uniforms, shirts, make-up and so on

 

Strippers World


The store sells items to striptease dancers including ridiculous heels, bizarre things as well as mini skirts.

The store sells items to striptease dancers including ridiculous heels, bizarre things as well as mini skirts.

 

Related links:

Most Oddest Restaurants in America

Oddest Destinations in the World

Best Street Festivals on Earth

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This article was published on 2011/01/14