"Capital of island of Jerba - Houmt Souk" Houmt Souk by angiebabe

Houmt Souk Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 23 photos

Houmt Souk

'Houmt Souk' means market place - and right in the centre, running parallel to the main road behind, is its long stretch of souk! Excellent place to buy textiles and fabrics - i bought enough to make a bedspread if i wish of the lovely woollen fabric with embroidered edging that many of the women can be seen wearing in their typical dress - a great souvenir for only about 10.
In addition to the permanent shops around the souk are the traders that come in from around the island with their wares on Mondays and Thursdays - all sorts can be bought - straw baskets and mats (i bought a nice basket for only about 3), coral and jewellery, check out the shops too where you can choose from an enormous array of postcards of excellent pics for 10 cards for like 2 TD

  • Last visit to Houmt Souk: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Angie, lovely little page with helpful accomodation tips here. Well done.

  • mavl's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    dreaming of tunisia too. looks like i'll be able to add to my costume collection here in houmt souk, my kind of place. thanks for dropping by my pages!

  • Herwig1961's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Interesting tips here!Thanks

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    That lunch sounds delicious. Can you add an estimate in $ or ? ?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2007 at 9:12 PM

    Houmt Souk is a nice place to visit when there are not too many visitors around. Off season is the best! Interesting tips.

  • barryg23's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2007 at 7:42 AM

    The fondoucks in Houmt Souk are lovely, the one we stayed in was the nicest hotel of our trip.


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