Traditional markets are a great place to pick up a souvenir
Travellers planning to embark on solo holidays in Marrakech should visit a souk during their stay, according to a travel writer.
Gareth Huw Davie complied a list of things holidaymakers must do during their stay in the Moroccan city, with a trip to the traditional market among them.
He wrote on the Daily Mail website: "Take a walk through the tangle of alleys in the souks of Marrakech. You can see craftsmen at their centuries-old skills - in the Babouche (slipper) Souk, the Dyers' Souk with its riot of colours, the Ironworkers' Souk, and the Carpet Souk.
"There's a European variation on the local produce in a string of smart boutiques and emporia dotted around the Medina (Old Town)."
Guests can pick up a range of goods from souk traders including ceramics, striped hooded robes known as djellabas, silk carpets and hand-made carpets.
Mr Huw Davie also advised visitors to see the famous market square, Djemaa el Fna, which is home to street performers, food stalls and snake charmers.