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Pettah, Colombo

(2.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Head for an authentic local shopping experience at Pettah. Make your way through the labyrinth leading between the countless tents where local merchants sell their goods. The flea market is more suitable for those who enjoy a more intense shopping experience. It gets quite crowded; however, you can expect to purchase items for a much lower price than in stores. Browse everything from precious gems and gold to fruits and vegetables. To visit Pettah and other attractions in Colombo, use our Colombo trip generator.
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  • Pettah market in Colombo is the place that sells everything and anything you can possibly imagine. I first visited this market more than a decade ago to buy supplies to take east on a post tsunami hum...  more »
  • A friend and I visited here to get a sense of Colombo. The heat and the traffic chaos frustrated us greatly. You need to keep alert for tuk tuks, cars, motorcyclists, and other pedestrians - no mindle...  more »
  • There are several markets in the Pettah area. We saw the bazaar (flea markets) and then walked up to the Federation of Self-Employed Market (which seems to be known as the FOSE market) which is near t...  more »
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  • This is a pretty small market with some basic stuff. The streets surrounding the market to the east is much better for shopping.
  • Very Crowded but you can find stuff for good prices. High prices qouted first, you need to bargain to purchase for the correct prices
  • Lots of bags and local clothes. crowded and it's along a street so there's cars just outside each stall.
  • Very nice and very cheap markeet i like it
  • hahaha looks ugly but can find out anything