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Laksala, Colombo

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Selling a wide range of high-quality handicrafts, Laksala remains part of a chain of state-owned gift and souvenir shops supplied and run by a government agency promoting local crafts. Colorful handcrafted figures made of wood or metal, masks, packaged tea and spices, clothing items, toothpicks, essential oils, and leather goods all make ideal gifts or mementos from your trip. Before you head to Colombo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Colombo travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Colombo has to offer, including Laksala.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Laksala in Bauddhaloka Mawatha, the most well laid gallery for Sri Lankan Artefacts. Brass creations , wooden ornaments, Batik, Leather or Gem & jewellery to fine Ceylon Tea is available at a reasonab...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    If you are from another country and looking for a souvenir to take back home, this would be one of the easiest places to find one. a bit expensive but quality is much guaranteed.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    It's open 24/7 through out the year. Thummulla branch as a plenty of collections rather than any branch through out the island  more »
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  • April 11, 2017
    Great place to buy suvinors. However, the stuff is a bit expensive.
  • January 4, 2017
    Good place to tourist, onements are expensive.
  • March 13, 2016
    Service is just terrible, 14:00 13.03'16 the guy hardly could pay attention and was actually speaking to someone else while i was asking for something. Better go to someother laksala shop until they fire this guy...
  • June 7, 2016
    prices are kind of expensive for the country. it's only there to make money but a great place for souvenirs
  • July 25, 2016
    Good place for tourists... Expensive

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