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Large market with everything you need from sewing notions, live chickens to beautiful fruit and vegetables

We always enjoy visiting markets, it gives you a fleeting view into the lives of people, which are... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Seattle, Washington
Must go and needs some attention

Visiting Papua New Guinea is not complete without visiting the famous markets. Mt. Hagen Market is... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Lae, Papua New Guinea
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Mt. Hagen, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We always enjoy visiting markets, it gives you a fleeting view into the lives of people, which are very different from our own. This market is especially large and offers a large variety of goods. The thing that struck me was how proud the people...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Dave_Sherri
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The Mt Hagan markets are good to see but leave your phone, wallet and passport in your motel room as pick pockets and rascals are well known in the market precinct. Having said that, the markets offer some of the best fresh food in the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the market briefly. Mostly fruit and vegetables for sale, and live chickens. No other Europeans in sight but didn't feel threatened. Very dirty. Wouldn't go back again

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were advised to watch our pockets, and in the market itself we were ok. But we stopped nearby at the Best Buy supermarket for an ice cream, and a local man picked the pocket of an accompanying friend and stole his cell phone. The...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank Redfoot
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting Papua New Guinea is not complete without visiting the famous markets. Mt. Hagen Market is one of the bigger ones and offers fresh fruits, vegetables, handcrafted good like bilums and much more. Try to chat with the locals. This is a really nice experience...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank stzw77
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If in Mount Hagen, a trip around the market is a must. You will see all sorts of wonderful fruit and vegetables, as well as live stock. They even sell cooked or uncooked eggs! Everyone will want to shake hands with you and exchange a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank GillH007_12
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

What a one of a kind experience!! Such unique veggies and fruits for sale, although be careful to sample unwashed fruits! My traveling companion got very ill with ecoli after a taste of raw cut fruit! Otherwise the beautiful people here are a treasure! I...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank Appalachi W
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Shop with a friend who knows the area and perhaps some of the language. The markets are a daily/weekly experience for most local people. The wide variety of fresh produce is beautifully displayed and an excellent price. You are able to purchase locally made meri...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Dyros
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Mt. Hagen Market shopping was very unique, delightful, yet nerve wracking. Marketing Ladies and people were very friendly, as most all of PNG is, by the way. I'm happy to have been able to purchase some very nice clothes for family and some memorabilia for...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank perryrl
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The hagen market boosts wide variety of fruits and vegetables which is available at a affordable rate than the Port Moresby. Most of the people tend to purchase it from there while leaving to Port Moresby.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Capircon16
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8 October 2017|
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