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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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  • This is an amazing market to walk through - or rather push you way through. It is very busy and there is just so much to see. If you want it . - you can get it her. I particularly liked the fruit and ...  more »
  • great to walk through the market . Yes it is crowded but lovely fresh veg and fruit. We had our first King Coconut drink on the street there. If you have been to SE Asian markets before you will notic...  more »
  • This is the kind of place that you loved 10 years ago. Now you can find all these items on internet. Mainly local people. Mostly salesmen. Not so many customers. Not worth the trip.  more »

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