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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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TripAdvisor
  • Fun to visit. This is where the locals shop, and it's more of a fun trip than good shopping. Don't miss the street with only plastic flowers!  more »
  • A lot of clothes and stores basically little bargains. It is a bit odd in this environment... It is a must-see, but quickly, except the mosque such a gigantic cake! Nothing to see or do at the old City Hall. Not seen the Goldcenter virtually closed for Friday prayer.
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  • The market is set over several streats which are packed with people, men transporting goods on huge trolleys and cars and tuk tuk drivers trying to drive through the chaos. We didn't buy anything here...  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