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Pettah, Colombo

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Colombo attractions like Pettah can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Near Central station. Where the fresh market, textile industry, various stores. Struggles to walk because the road is narrow but many carts both cars and people. Miscellaneous Fort does not feel good. Public pay toilets are very clean and easy to use.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to Pettah Market. It's massive and sprawling so I recommend planning your route first (we didn't do this and I think we missed some of the good stuff because of it). It's d...  more »
  • If you were not there, you missed definitely what in Colombo. Close to the railway station Pettah. Colombo has many railway stations. Starting from the 1st cross street should be driven by the individual streets. Loud, colorful! Muslims, Buddhists, Christians and Hindus. All offer their goods. You can eat everywhere and cheap. Action necessarily. Otherwise you'll pay far too much. Late in the evening still much going on. And all the people helpful and friendly.
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