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Central African Republic Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in Central African Republic

Bangui has reasonable shopping facilities, including the Marché Central (Central Market) notably for ebony, gold jewellery, butterfly collections and objets d'art made from butterfly wings. However, one of the best methods of finding bargain souvenirs is by bartering with villagers outside the urban areas for their handmade goods.

Shopping hours

Mon-Sat 0800-1200 and 1600-1900. Some shops close on Monday. The market in Bangui is open 0730-dusk.

Nightlife in Central African Republic

The few hotels in Bangui have clubs catering for tourists and businessmen; local nightlife is centred on the district known as 'Kilomètre Cinq'.

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