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Indian District Market/Bazaar

There's a Kiplingesque quality to this thoroughfare, recalling the bazaars of the East. Built in 1927, it's little more than a narrow, winding alley perfumed by spices and thronged with traders. You can buy everything from plastic trinkets to household utensils and recordings of Indian music. Bursts of color—from bright yellow fabric to dark red spices—create a refreshing and photogenic sight. You can buy striking costume jewelry that would cost three times as much at major shopping centers, but be wary of pickpockets while browsing through the stores.


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Entrances on Denis Hurley (Queen) and Cathedral sts.
Durban, KwaZulu Natal  4001, South Africa

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