A huge 100-year-old banyan tree sits in the middle of this open-air shopping mall in Waikiki. It opened in 1956 and is still ... More
International Market Place
A huge 100-year-old banyan tree sits in the middle of this open-air shopping mall in Waikiki. It opened in 1956 and is still a popular shopping stop. Shops sell Aloha shirts, diamonds, pearls, woodcarvings, gold, kites, tapestries and surf equipment. You can find some interesting things at a reasonable cost at this popular place.
at the duke market there was a vendor who was selling black sand beach artwork who was very rude to me because i had purchased a similar item at another vendor. i had a great time on hawaii but this vendor left me with a bad taste in my mouth about the duke marketplace (next to international market)
A great place to browse, has almost everything, even luggage if you have bought too much. Very friendly vendors, nice little food court. Has some entertainment in the evening. Plan on spending some time here.
I have visited 5 times and will be there again the last week in April and I am so
excited. Everyone is so friendly, especially the ones who are demonstrating
their talent in making their products. I just love it there! Feb. 2004, my husband
& I were there to celebrate our 50th Ann. and it rained all the time. Since we are from Arizona, we loved "slopping in the water even when it was over our shoe tops"
and others were running for cover. We went upstairs and listened to the music, had french fries and beer and it was just
I can't wait to return to Waikiki and it's vibrancy in May. The energy is very subdued yet frenetic with the street performers and vendors selling island keepsakes to the tourist. You can get pitures taken with large Parrots and Cackatoos. Buy inexpensive jewelry and clothing for yourself or gifts. It wont break the bank since this is a marketplace with no high end names. But the scenery gives this place it's charms with trees hovering over you and the scent from the not so distant beaches. You can eat foods from different countries or savor a crushed ice in your favorite flavor. This place is brings low key to the mutiple happenings through this area. And if your up to it, there are a few bars to get wasted it at, if that is your scene. It is the ultimaute hang out for everyone and anyone.
An easy walk from Waikiki, the Marketplace is a charming, atmospheric place for casual shopping, souvenirs, etc. If you need small-item gifts to bring back to friends, spend an afternoon here. (Then go to the Ala Moana for a Cocoanut Willie.)
I had fond memories of it as a child in the late '60's. When I went back in 1991, I was delighted to see it hadn't changed, esp. the giant banyan tree. 13 yrs. later, I still treasure little things like the carved-wooden parrot necklaces ($2-$6 apiece) I bought there. (And somehow a "must-buy" was a childhood favorite: delightfully kitchy tiki key-chains. Complete with fake-jewel eyes.)
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