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While there’s not a lot to see in this little town, the main municipal market is well worth a wander.

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As the principal commercial centre for numerous outlying villages, Pua market is much larger and more bustling than you’d expect. Plenty of interesting products are on show and this is a photogenic spot as villagers and farmers hit town. The market was undergoing a complete re-build in late 2015 but should be finished by mid-2016. The surrounding streets are also lively and contain plenty of noodle, rice and coffee shops. The market is situated at the junction of Routes 1256 and 1081 on the southeast side and is open daily from early until late afternoon.

Every Wednesday there’s an additional market which sets up just south of town off Route 1081. Popular with locals, this is another interesting spot to explore and – as you’d expect – there’s plenty of tempting local snacks to graze on.

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