The Souk – An Arabian Market
In the northern part of the medina (old town) are the numerous souks (bazaars) where different tradesmen can be seen plying their wares. The selection of wares, is amazing. There are intricate carvings, ornate ironwork in the form of bedsteads, lanterns and gates, as well as scarves and garments dyed with natural dyes like saffron, and much more. Marrakesh is also known for its tannery and leather industry and a wide assortment of leather goods such as bags and jackets. There is so much to see, it takes more than a day to see it all.