Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Market - Yogyakarta

So why visit open market in yogya? These amazing market basically has nearly everything you could ever wish to buy and many things that you would never want to. They have clothes, animals, books, plants, artifacts, unusual things, wooden workings, material, baskets, plastic fruit, silk flowers, shoes, silver wear, jewelry, houseware, and so many other things it would take too long to list.

The prices are amazing. A recent small craze went around the tourists visiting Yogya who found wooden frogs that you could rub with a small stick and the frog would sound like its real life copy.

Deals such as this are common place in the market and while many of the stalls expect you to bargain (and you should always try) some stalls will not as they use a fixed price system. The majority though are on a negotiate basis and you should normally aim at around 50% of the first price offered.

Most open market you could find in Yogya basically is shoppers paradise and a MUST for anyone in Yogya who has shopping on their agenda.