Souvenir shops line the streets Atamu Tekena and Te Pito o Henua. There are two large markets -- the Feria Municipal at the corner of Atamu Tekena and Tu'u Maheke, and the Mercado Artesanal at Roa Rakei and Tu'u Koihu. Both are open Monday through Saturday in the morning and afternoon. A more unusual craft workshop is the town prison, about 2km from town near the airport -- ask for directions or better yet take a taxi. Many of the same quality wood carvings and knickknacks you will see in the markets are sold at this popular tourist attraction for much less money, and they're bought directly from the prisoners who carve them. The internationally recognized carver Luis Hey sells his pricey yet high quality crafts at Arte Pahika, on Avenida Atamu Tekena. Kava Kava and Moko statues made of endemic wood run between $200 and $1,500 (£133-£1,000). For upscale home accessories, woven baskets, silver jewelry, native art, and textiles that you won't find in the markets, head to Honu Vaikava at Atamu Tekena.

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