Rural souks around Taroudant
Journey from Agadir: 1 hour 25 mins / 85 km
The souks around Taroudant wiill disorient you and will allow you to immerse yourself in the authenticity of the rural populations of the region. People come there to stock up and find their way around. A particularity of the region: you will find the Wholesale Market – Souk Jamla located in Oulad Teima.
The municipalities of the Province of Taroudant have many souks among which can be found :
The rural commune of Issen (30.434595, -9.251973), halfway between Agadir and Taroudant, has its weekly souk every Monday. It is a day with a particular excitement anticipated by the local population. Taking advantage of its proximity to the backcountry of Taroudant and Agadir, this souk is very well stocked with fresh products, vegetables, citrus fruits and other goods. A rural souk typical of the region.
The Souk Jamla (30.387311, -9.206196), located in Ouled Teima, 44 km east of Agadir, is one of the largest wholesale markets for agricultural production in the region. Long before dawn, the trucks unload their heavy loads of fruits and vegetables. Wholesalers, retailers, couriers and dozens of carriers then kick in for large-scale trading. Time is running out for everyone: sellers and buyers are busy at a frantic pace. In Ouled Teima, Thursday is the day of the big market, which brings together the inhabitants of neighboring villages.
Located 30 km south of Taroudant, and a hundred km east of Agadir, the village of Tioute ( 30.394840, -8.687970 ) is a small village on the road to Tata, which is home to a lush palm grove to visit . Every Wednesday, you will find in the village the weekly souk, which has preserved all its authenticity.